A small plane made an emergency landing on a beach near Lisbon which resulted in a 56 year old man and an eight year old girl being killed.

Beachgoers in Caparica, 20 miles south of Lisbon, said people were running into the sea to avoid being hit, according to The Associated Press.

“We don’t know what happened, it is not clear yet,” Local journalist Ricardo Conceicao told Sky News. “We are used to seeing small planes cruising along the shore, along the beach near Lisbon.”

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The small aircraft, reportedly a Cessna, was carrying two people and appeared have a partly-broken left wing. Its operators lost control around 5 p.m. local time before skimming over the crowds and making the emergency landing, witnesses said. – Fox News

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Beachgoers in Caparica