Cessna 152 Emergency Lands in Portuguese Beach kills at least 2 people.

Just some moments ago I turned on the TV and unfortunately got to know that a lightweight aircraft had to emergency land in a beach in Portugal.
There is currently no articles in english about this accident, neither Portuguese ones.
At least two people who were in the beach died in this accident.
The pilot is safe but the reason of the emergency landing is unknown.

Update: The two people who died were a 56 (his age has been changed various times with some peple saying he is 30 some saying he is 50ish) year old men and a 8 year old girl.

Update: The aircraft registration is CS-AVA and it is a Cessna 152.

Update: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/portugal-plane-crash-beach-caparica-10918957 (a source in english has been made)

Update: The pilot issued a mayday to land on a beach ( cova do vapor beach) but instead he landed in são joão beach

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I thought this was kind of cool until I read “two people died”. RIP.

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Do you know if the pilot is safe and the reason for the emergency landing?

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Yes this people were hit by the plane. :(

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No i do not know the reason but the pilot is apparently safe.

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Oh man… My thoughts and feelings are with the families of the deceased.

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I don’t like this decision. Better lose 1 life than 2, not to mention the life of an 8 year old.

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It seems the wing is the issue

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Agreed he could have landed in the water

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So sad! In a way I hope hat the pilot gets prosecutored for this, if I were the pilot personally, I’d rather land in the ocean then risk hurting some one else.

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If anyone interested in a source:-
https://www.google.jo/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.sabado.pt/portugal/detalhe/aeronave-aterra-de-emergencia-em-sao-joao-da-caparica&ved=0ahUKEwjr-Kb7g7nVAhWGthoKHQJUCXoQqQIIIygBMAA&usg=AFQjCNGotlOUp8xFzeU3ugfOEQfLdFhxIQ

Its not english

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Yes the beach was clearly crowded! He could have landed in the ocean it was very calm and the water was low!

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Mirror has made an article about the crash in english.

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Might be the wing because he hit the two people.

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All the best to the families of the victims

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The question is to know why the pilot landed near the water(packed of people), and not in the sea…


Time will tell…

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It was my mistake. I didn’t know what was going on beforehand.

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But if the pilots land in the sea then chances that they would die. They could’ve land somewhere safer (ex: highways).

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they were flying over the beach (many small aircraft do in portugal) so maybe they just suddenly lost control because many witness said the plane looked steady.

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Praying for the friends and families of the victims

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