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Small Plane Crashes Next to Lisbon-Area Supermarket; Five Dead

The injured were shopping inside the supermarket and were treated for shock and smoke inhalation

Smoke rises next to a supermarket after a small plane crashed next to Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, April 17, 2017, photo: AP/Fabio Miguel
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LISBON, Portugal – A small plane crashed Monday beside a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board the aircraft and one on the ground. Four people were slightly injured, emergency services said.

The dead included the Swiss pilot, three French passengers on the plane and a Portuguese truck driver, emergency services operational commander Miguel Cruz told a news agency.

The Swiss-registered plane crashed shortly after a noon takeoff from the small Tires airfield, 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the Portuguese capital, Cruz said. Officials said the crash happened amid clear skies and a light wind.

The Tires airfield said the plane was a twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft. The airfield was closed as authorities opened an investigation.

People run away as smoke rises next to a supermarket after a small plane crashed next to Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, April 17, 2017. Photo: AP/Fabio Miguel

The truck driver was offloading his cargo at the supermarket’s rear cargo bay, about 2 kilometers (just over 1 mile) from the runway, when the plane crashed near him. His truck was set ablaze.

Authorities declined to identify those killed in the plane until their identities could be compared with the flight plan.

The injured were shopping inside the supermarket and were treated for shock and smoke inhalation. The crash occurred about 150 meters from an elementary school.

About three dozen firefighting vehicles rushed to the scene, arriving within six minutes, according to officials. Nearby houses were blackened by smoke, with nine people forced to evacuate their homes.

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