5 confirmed dead in small plane crash in Portugal

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-17 21:06

LISBON -- Five people have confirmed dead after a small airplane crashed near a supermarket in a residential area on the outskirts of Portuguese capital Lisbon on Monday, local SIC TV reported.

The crash took pace around 11 a.m. near Lido supermarket at Tires, outskirts of Lisbon, killing five people including a pilot and three passengers on board.

The plane, which arrived in Portugal on Friday and is flying to Marselille of France, crashed shortly after taking off from a Tires airport.

Fire and smokes were seen rising on the scene after the plane crashed into a truck. Around 50 rescue workers are taking part in the rescue operation.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on the site to inspect the rescue operation.

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