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Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead

Smoke rises behind a supermarket near Lisbon after a small plane crashed. Portuguese officials say a small plane has crashed beside a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board the aircraft and one on the ground. Four people were slightly injured. (Ramiro Ribeiro via AP)

Smoke rises behind a supermarket near Lisbon after a small plane crashed. Portuguese officials say a small plane has crashed beside a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board the aircraft and one on the ground. Four people were slightly injured. (Ramiro Ribeiro via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Portuguese emergency services say that a small plane has crashed next to a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board and one on the ground.

Operational commander Miguel Cruz has told The Associated Press that the dead are the Swiss pilot, three French passengers on the plane and a Portuguese truck driver.

Cruz said by telephone that the Swiss-registered plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from Tires aerodrome, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the Portuguese capital.

The truck driver was offloading his cargo outside the supermarket when the plane crashed near him.