A PLANE has crashed into a supermarket car park in Portugal.
The aircraft — believed to be carrying four people — is said to have exploded in midair.
It came down near the Lidl Supermarket in Tires near the coastal town of Cascais 32 kilometres west of Lisbon.
The spot where the plane crashed is just 150 metres from a local school.
All four people on board the plane that exploded in midair before crashing to the ground are said to be dead.
The Swiss-registered plane was piloted by a Frenchman, reports Correio de Manha.
Several vehicles are also understood to have caught fire.
The light aircraft is said to have landed on a lorry which was unloading in the supermarket car park.
Video footage taken by onlookers showed huge plumes of black smoke rising into the air from the scene of the crash.
There is still no word on whether anyone on the ground was hurt or injured.
The plane, believed to be registered in Switzerland, had just taken off from an aerodrome in Tires.
The victims are being reported locally as the pilot and three passengers.
A Twitter user who claims to have seen the crash said:
“I saw the plane going down! I think it fell more or less on top of the Lidl.
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt like this.”
Another added: “The plane fell near my house, smells like intense burning.”
According to Lusa, the official source of the Office of Prevention and Investigation of Accidents, the aircraft took off from Tires aerodrome and about two thousand metres after takeoff.
This article was first published in The Sun.
SOURCE: newsnow worldnews