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Two sunbathers killed as light plane lands on beach

Two sunbathers

Terrified sunbathers ran into the sea as a plane hurtled towards them on a packed Portuguese beach, killing a man and an eight-year-old girl.
The victims, who were sunbathing at the time, died as the light aircraft made an emergency landing at the Sao Joao beach on Portugal’s Costa de Caparica coastline, near the city of Setubal.

The victims are understood to be aged 50 and eight and police are now questioning the two pilots aboard the plane.

Hundreds of people were on the beach at Caparica, 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Lisbon, and bystanders reportedly ran into the sea to avoid the plane.
Police chiefs said the two people on board the plane had survived and were being questioned.
Witnesses told local television channels the girl who was killed was with her parents at the time, who were unhurt. They claim the plane ‘passed over the dead man’s legs as he sunbathed on a towel’.


Police have ruled out witness reports several other people had been injured.
Maritime Police Chief Pedro Coelho Dias, confirming the two deaths, said: ‘The victims are a man and an eight-year-old girl.
‘They were hit by the plane and died at the scene.’
The nationalities of the victims is not yet known and is not clear if they were related.
Courtesy : daily mail


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