- Title: Private plane crashes in Portugal near supermarket, killing five
- Date: 17th April 2017
- Summary: TIRES, PORTUGAL (APRIL 17, 2017) (REUTERS) SMOKE BILLOWING BEHIND LIDL SUPERMARKET SMOKE BILLOWING FROM WRECKAGE PEOPLE IN FOREGROUND STANDING BY HOUSES AND SMOKE BILLOWING IN THE BACKGROUND SMOKE BILLOWING FROM ABOVE ROOFTOPS AND PART OF WRECKAGE SMOKE BILLOWING FIREMEN WORKING AMIDST SMOKE PORTUGAL'S PRESIDENT MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA ARRIVING AT SITE REBELO TALKING TO AUTHORITIES AND RESCUE WORKERS FIREMEN LIDL SUPERMARKET WITH SMOKE BILLOWING IN THE BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 1st May 2017 14:01
- Keywords: plane crash supermarket Portugal accident
- Location: TIRES, PORTUGAL
- City: TIRES, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016CSELHJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A small airplane crashed near a supermarket in Tires, a residential area outside Lisbon, on Monday (April 17), killing five people, rescue workers said.
The private airplane crashed after taking off from the small Tires airport, which is located near the resort town of Cascais about 20 km (12.5 miles) west of Lisbon and used mainly by private aircraft.
Andre Fernandes, a spokesman for the local emergency services, said the plane was headed for Marseilles in France. Everyone on board the plane, three French and one Swiss, died.
Another person on the ground died when the plane crashed into a truck, setting off a fire, Fernandes said. The cause of the accident was not yet known.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa went to the site of the crash. There were more than 50 rescue workers at the site.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None