Thursday, August 3, 2017

'Killer!' Angry crowd confronts pilot after plane kills girl, 8, and man in crash-landing on Portuguese beach

Wow, what a tough crowd!  The report says it was an emergency landing. 

UK Telegraph reports a lightplane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing.

The plane made little noise as it skimmed low over hundreds of people on Sao Joao da Caparica's sands, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Lisbon, witnesses told Portuguese media.

"It happened very fast, there was no chance to prepare... to run," Enrique Coelho, who was playing with his son at the beach and saw the plane crash, told cable news station SIC Noticias.

Beachgoers surrounded the plane after it crash landed and confronted its two occupants, images showed.

"Those first moments were very tense," one witness, named only as Mafalda, told a Portuguese paper 
"People wanted to attack the pilot and began to shout and call him a 'killer'. Everyone was really disgusted.”

Police intervened and led the two occupants of the plane away. 

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