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PA-31T plane crashes near supermarket in Portugal, 5 deads - VIDEO

Lisbon, Portugal - The accident happened yesterday. The victims are the pilot, the three passengers and the truck driver who was hit by the aircraft

A PA-31T Cheyenne II plane crashed yesterday in Tires, Portugal. The accident happened at 12:13am (local time) of yesterday. The aircraft -with Swiss licence and registration number HB-LTI, heading to Marseille- crashed for reasons yet to be understood shortly after take-off from the Cascais Airport (Portugal) on a supermarket of Lidl Group which is at just a few hundred meters from the runway. In the impact the aircraft hit a truck killing the driver and started a fire. The four people who were on the airplane -a Swiss pilot and the three French passengers- also died. Firemen extinguished the fire. The mayor of Cascais Carlos Carreiras visited the crash site with the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who did not release any statement. PA-31T Cheyenne was manufactured by Piper starting from the '70s as an evolution of PA-31P Pressurized Navajo. The version Cheyenne II has two 462 kW PT6A-28 turboprops. Below, the video of the accident:

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