Two killed as plane makes emergency landing on Portuguese beach packed with sunbathers

Two people have been killed after a plane made an emergency landing on a Portuguese beach.
The victims are believed to be a man and an eight-year-old child who were killed while playing on the sand.
Their nationalities are unknown.
The drama happened late this afternoon at Sao Joao beach on Portugal’s Costa de Caparica coastline near Jose Mourinho’s home city of Setubal.
Tourists had flocked to the beach and many were sunbathing when the plane was forced to land.
A picture shows onlookers in swimming costumes gathering around the plane, with emergency service vehicles parked on the sand.
The plane that made the emergency landing has been described as a light aircraft.
Police chiefs said the two people on board the plane had survived and were being questioned.
They also ruled out witness reports several other people had been injured.
The beach on Costa de Caparica in Portugal
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.”
Their nationalities were not immediately known. It is not yet clear if the man killed was the father of the child or not.
The plane is said to have come from an air club in the Lisbon neighbourhood of Torres Vedras.
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