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Spain: Portuguese firefighting aircraft crashes while battling fire in Ourense00:36

Spain: Portuguese firefighting aircraft crashes while battling fire in Ourense

Spain, Lobios
August 8, 2020 at 12:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Portuguese amphibious aircraft working on an early morning forest fire in Lobios, Ourense, crashed on Saturday.

The workers' association of the BRIF (Brigades for the Reinforcement of Forest Fires), an organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Government of Spain, reported that the amphibian Canadair was working on one of the active fires in the Serra do Xures, on the border with Portugal.

Footage distributed by the BRIF shows the crashed hydroplane and a column of smoke rising at the site of the accident.

According to Portuguese media reports, two of the people that were on board of the plane were seriously injured. The causes of the accident are still unknown. The Galician Emergency services and the Regional Ministry of the Rural Environment are investigating the incident.

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A Portuguese amphibious aircraft working on an early morning forest fire in Lobios, Ourense, crashed on Saturday.

The workers' association of the BRIF (Brigades for the Reinforcement of Forest Fires), an organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Government of Spain, reported that the amphibian Canadair was working on one of the active fires in the Serra do Xures, on the border with Portugal.

Footage distributed by the BRIF shows the crashed hydroplane and a column of smoke rising at the site of the accident.

According to Portuguese media reports, two of the people that were on board of the plane were seriously injured. The causes of the accident are still unknown. The Galician Emergency services and the Regional Ministry of the Rural Environment are investigating the incident.

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