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9 killed in Swedish airplane crash

  • Published at 10:20 pm July 9th, 2021
Sweden plane crash
Police officers investigate the plane wreck outside Orebro Airport on July 9, 2021 AFP

Police said the plane, a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver, was carrying 8 skydivers and one pilot

All nine people onboard were found dead in the crash of an airplane outside Orebro, Sweden, on Thursday, according to local police.

"It's a very severe accident," Swedish police said on their website. "Everyone on board the crashed plane has died."


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Police said the plane, a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver, was carrying eight skydivers and one pilot. It crashed close to the runway at Orebro airport shortly after takeoff and caught fire at impact.

"It is with great sadness and sorrow that I have received the tragic information about the plane crash in Orebro," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wrote on Twitter. "My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones in this very difficult time."

In a similar accident, nine people died in northern Sweden in 2019 when a plane carrying skydivers crashed shortly after takeoff. The crash investigation showed the plane had been improperly loaded.

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