Hercules C-130 Crash Portugal Air Force

Gestart door andré herc, 12/07/2016 | 14:51 uur

andré herc

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane has crashed at a Portugal military base killing three people.

It was flying from the Air Base Aérea do Montijo just east of capital Lisbon when the accident happened shortly after take off.

The incident happened at around 12.20pm local time when according to Airlive.net a fire broke out on board - and was possibly on a training mission at the time, according to one report.

The crew numbered seven people in total, including two pilots, a mechanic and cargo chief.

Local newspaper Diario de Noticias reports that those who died were a lieutenant colonel, a captain and a sergeant - which are yet to be confirmed.

Dozens of emergency crew were mobilised - including 49 people and 16 vehicles -and at least one person is reported to be seriously injured.
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