Plane tackling devastating wildfires in Portugal crashes


ONE of the planes fighting devastating forest fires in Portugal has crashed.

The Canadair plane is said to have come down in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande where Saturday’s fires began.

It was not immediately clear exactly where it had come down and whether anyone had been injured or killed on the ground.

The plane was due to reach Portugal from Morocco today.

Other aircraft of the same type including two from Spain are also helping out.

Initial reports were that the aircraft that had…

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