In Portugal while fighting a forest fire crashed fire plane belonging to a foreign state.
TV channels SIC and TVI announced that the aircraft participated in extinguishing the large fire near pedrógão Grande, where on Saturday a fire claimed the lives of over 60 people.
At the moment there is no information about the fate of the pilot. Also not reported, what country owned the aircraft. To the crash site sent a helicopter, whose crew may be able to find survivors.
The fire in the district of Leiria began in the afternoon of June 17 in the village of Pedrogao Grande, in 190 km from Lisbon. A fire has had several fires. In the fire service Portugal did not rule out that it was the result of lightning discharge.
To the aid of Portugal came from the neighbors: the Spanish authorities sent two fire-fighting aircraft, three aircraft — France, planes of fire aircraft was also sent by the European Union.