A light plane has made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon, killing a 56-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
Hundreds of sunbathers were on the popular beach at Caparica, 30km south of Lisbon, and witnesses said some sunbathers ran into the sea to avoid the plane.
The National Maritime Authority said the man and girl died on the beach. Officials said they were not aware of any injured.
The small aircraft, reportedly a Cessna, carrying two people appeared to be in difficulty and wobbled as it skimmed low over the sunbathers, scattering them and spreading panic on the beach, witnesses said.
Two sunbathers killed by plane landing on Portuguese beach – video https://t.co/XbEC6w0h8S
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