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Instructor, trainee quizzed after Portugal beach plane crash

People walk past a small plane resting by the sea after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2...
A policemen looks at coastguard officers check a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednes...
Two men look at a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The light pl...
Firefighters stand next to a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. T...
Portuguese coastguard officers check a small plane after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. ...
People look across at a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The li...
Firefighters stand next to a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. T...
Children play by the water near a small plane resting by the sea after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, We...

People walk past a small plane resting by the sea after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2...

A policemen looks at coastguard officers check a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednes...

Two men look at a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The light pl...

Firefighters stand next to a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. T...

Portuguese coastguard officers check a small plane after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. ...

People look across at a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The li...

Firefighters stand next to a small plane after an emergency landing on Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. T...

Children play by the water near a small plane resting by the sea after an emergency landing at Sao Joao beach in Costa da Caparica, outside Lisbon, We...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The flight instructor and trainee on board a small plane that killed two sunbathers when it crash-landed on a Portuguese beach are being questioned by a magistrate.

Judicial officials are considering whether to bring charges against the two men, who didn't speak to reporters outside the court near Lisbon on Thursday.

The Cessna 152 landed on a crowded beach, fatally striking a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing. Irate onlookers on the beach at Caparica, 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Lisbon, demanded to know why the pilot didn't land in the sea.

The pilot reported to a control tower that the plane had suffered engine failure.

The instructor and trainee were led away by police after the incident Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-05-18 21:25 GMT+08:00