Thursday 22 February 2018

Portugal fires: Plane crashes while fighting deadly blazes

A Canadair amphibious aircraft drops its load over a wildfire in central Portugal in 2013 Getty
A Canadair amphibious aircraft drops its load over a wildfire in central Portugal in 2013 Getty
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A plane tackling devastating forest fires in central Portugal that have claimed the lives of 64 people has crashed.

The Canadair aircraft came down near Pedrogao Grande, local media reported. There has been no confirmation of casualties.

A helicopter is understood to be on its way to where the plane crashed.

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