Small Plane Carrying 9 Crashes In Sweden, All Dead


Swedish police said that all nine people aboard a small aircraft used for skydiving that crashed near an airport in Sweden a day earlier had died. The small propeller plane, carrying eight skydivers and its pilot, crashed shortly after 7:00 pm on the 8th of July, as it was taking off from Orebro airport, some 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Stockholm.

Initially, police had only referred to “multiple” deaths and said that one person had been taken to hospital with serious injuries. According to local media, the plane was a DHC-2 Beaver, which the local skydiving club had rented to use for a summer event.

“Normally, most skydiving is done on the weekends, but now they had rented a plane to jump more intensely during the whole week,” Anna Oscarsson, head of communications for the Swedish Skydiving Association, told broadcaster SVT.



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