The light aircraft, thought to be carrying a pilot and three guests, is said to have taken off in mid-air.
All 4 individuals on board are thought to have actually been killed.
The airplane came down near the Lidl Grocery store in Tires near the coastal town of Cascais 20 miles west of Lisbon.It is stated
to have actually arrived on a lorry which was discharging in the grocery store car park.At least
one home in the location of the crash is reported to be on fire, in addition to several automobiles.
Around 50 firemens are at the scene together with other emergency situation workers.Video footage taken
by observers showed huge plumes of black smoke increasing into the air from the scene of the crash.Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has actually
reached the scene.There is still no word on whether anyone on the ground was harmed or injured.The plane, a Piper PA-31TR Cheyenne II registered in Switzerland, had simply taken off from an aerodrome in Tires
, near to the town of Cascais. It is reported to have left Geneva three days ago before making a drop in the southern French port city of Marseille
and continuing to Tires.The pilot was initially referred to as French although subsequent reports indicated all 4 victims being Swiss.The alert was sounded at 5 minutes past midday. The spot where the airplane crashed is just 150 metres from a local school.Cascais is a wealthy coastal town that draws in affluent vistors from all over the world. It is situated simply 20 miles west of the Portugese capital Lisbon.More to follow. Daily Express:: World Feed