Plane crash kills five in Lisbon

Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in Lisbon, Portugal. The twin-engine Piper PA-31 had just taken off on a flight to Marseille on Monday when it crashed, hitting a truck parked at the warehou
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Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in Lisbon, Portugal.

The twin-engine Piper PA-31 had just taken off on a flight to Marseille on Monday when it crashed, hitting a truck parked at the warehouse.

The pilot was killed, along with all three passengers, including French orthopaedic surgeon Jean-Pierre Franceschi who is renowned in the sports world.

The fifth fatality was a truck driver at the warehouse. About 90 firefighters brought the blaze under control.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2017, with the headline 'Plane crash kills five in Lisbon'. Print Edition | Subscribe