While fighting forest fires in the area of the pedrogão are also within Grande in Portugal, the plane crashed

The Canadair aircraft crashed today in the second half of the day.

Fire plane brand Canadair crashed in the Central of Portugal, covered by strong forest fires. The plane extinguished the fire from the air, on the causes of the crash are not yet known, according to local newspaper DN, citing local authorities.

The incident occurred in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande. Information about the victims of the disaster and the details of what happened yet.

Recall as a result of strong forest fires in Portugal have killed 62 people, 54 were hospitalized. They are placed in the hospitals of Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto.

Large-scale forest fires in Portugal broke out June 17, the extent of the damage cannot yet be assessed .