Firefighting plane crashes in Ferreira do Zêzere: pilot survives

Firefighting plane crashes in Ferreira do Zêzere: pilot survives

A firefighting plane has crashed this afternoon while reloading with water from the Barragem de Castelo de Bode, near Ferreira do Zêzere.

Reports coming in say the pilot has survived.

It’s not yet known what caused the crash. The plane is apparently ‘in the water’. The pilot is on dry land.

The plane was involved in efforts to control the only ‘major’ fire ongoing right now – involving over 200 firefighters – in a rural area of Pombal (Santarém).