The Portugese National Maritime Authority said a 50 year old man and an Eight year old girl died after a light plane made an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Caparica, Portugal.
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.
Police are now questioning the two pilots aboard the plane – one of whom was having a flying lesson at the time. The two occupants were unharmed. An eyewitness said the plane had been flying at a low altitude over the beach, although he did not realise anything was wrong until other beachgoers began running.
“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.