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Nine killed in Swedish airplane crash

| Updated: July 15, 2021 16:35:01

Nine killed in Swedish airplane crash

All nine people onboard were killed when a small airplane crashed at a Swedish airport on Thursday evening, Swedish police said.

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

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 take-off and caught fire at impact, reports Reuters.

"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 take-off. The crash investigation showed the plane had been improperly loaded.

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