A Plane carrying skydivers has crashed, killing all nine people on board
Sweden, police say. The plane was carrying eight skydivers and a pilot when it
crashed close to the runway at Orebro airport, about 160km (100 miles) west of
Stockholm, on Thursday.
NSL Learnt, One person sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital,
but died later. The small propeller plane came down roughly 100 meters away from
an airstrip, sparking a fire to break out at the scene.
Ten ambulances were among the emergency services rushing to the incident.
The fire has now been put out.
Carl-Johan Linde, press manager at the Swedish Maritime Administration, said that
the plane crashed near the runway fairly soon after taking off.
The aircraft had been rented for the week from Skane Parachute Club, it is believed.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has paid tribute to the victims following the
He tweeted: ‘It is with great sadness and dismay that I have tonight taken part in the
tragic information about the plane crash in Örebro.
‘I am thinking of the victims, their families, and loved ones in this very difficult time.
‘I want to express my deepest sympathy for their grief.’
Swedish police said on their website it was a ‘very severe accident’ in which ‘several
people have died.
The Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre told TT news agency the plane was carrying