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Trainee pilot and instructor arrested after a girl and 56 years old man in emergency landing on beach

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Trainee pilot and instructor arrested over Portugal plane crash after girl, 8, and man, 56, are killed in emergency landing on beach during flying lesson
The two light aircraft pilots were uninjured and are being quizzed by cops after being arrested

An eight-year-old girl and 56-year-old man were killed when a plane crashed on a Portugal beach
An eight-year-old girl and 56-year-old man were killed when a plane crashed on a Portugal beach
The two pilots are currently being quizzed by police
The two pilots are currently being quizzed by police
The victims were believed to be sunbathing when the light aircraft made an emergency landing
The victims were believed to be sunbathing when the light aircraft made an emergency landing
Horrified sunbathers watch on as investigators inspect the plane
Horrified sunbathers watch on as investigators inspect the plane

It was earlier reported the victims were a mum and her child, but they have now been confirmed as a man and child, who are not believed to be related.

Police chief Paulo Isabel confirmed the two men on board the plane, an instructor and his pupil, had been arrested and were being questioned.

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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.”

Tragedy struck earlier today on a stretch of coastline known as Costa da Caparica – a short drive from Jose Mourinho’s home city of Setubal.

Tourists had been sunbathing on the beach when the plane – described as a light aircraft – was forced to land. Continue reading

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