- Title: Two killed as plane lands on Portuguese beach
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: SAO JOAO DA CAPARICA, PORTUGAL (AUGUST 2, 2017) (REUTERS) BEACHGOERS STANDING BEHIND EMERGENCY SERVICE TAPE AS FIREFIGHTERS SURVEY PLANE VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND FORENSICS AT SCENE SURVEYING PLANE AND AREA AROUND IT BEACHGOERS LOOKING ON VARIOUS OF FORENSICS WORKING NEAR PLANE (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) EYE WITNESS, JAQUES, 18, SAYING: "I saw the plane coming from that side. I was near the water, when I saw the plane, I called my parents. The plane fell on the sand and ran over two people, fatally hurting them and another was injured I think, but I'm not sure, people were running away. The plane is still there, but the ambulances arrived quickly. I think maybe the fuel ran out because, I find it strange that it landed on the beach." VARIOUS OF POLICE HOLDING SCREEN ON SITE OF ACCIDENT AS BEACHGOERS LOOK ON WOMAN IN SWIMMING SUIT HOLDING HER FACE IN HER HANDS POLICE AND EMERGENCY AT SITE BEACHGOER STANDING BY POLICE PEOPLE ON BEACH / PLANE IN THE BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 18:56
- Keywords: two killed plane makes emergency landing plane lands on beach
- Location: SAO JOAO DA CAPARICA, PORTUGAL
- City: SAO JOAO DA CAPARICA, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SGTFLZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Two people were killed on Wednesday (August 2) when a light aircraft carried out an emergency landing on a beach near Lisbon, Portuguese media said.
The plane ran over two beachgoers at Sao Joao da Caparica beach near the Portuguese capital, an eye witness told Reuters.
The cause of the accident is unknown.
Sao Joao de Caparica beach is one of the closest to Lisbon and draws big crowds in August.
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