Several individuals have died after a small plane used for skydiving with 9 individuals on board crashed close to an airport exterior Orebro in Sweden on Thursday, police and rescue companies stated.

A small propeller airplane crashed close to Orebro airport, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) west of Stockholm, in accordance with an alert acquired by Sweden’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC)

They situated the plane alongside one of many runways, Carl-Johan Linde, spokesman for the Swedish Maritime Authority which oversees the JRCC, instructed AFP.

As far as they might inform, the accident occurred because the airplane was taking off, he added. Nine individuals have been reported to be on board: eight skydivers and the pilot.

Lars Hedelin, spokesman for the Bergslagen area police referred to “multiple” deaths. While he wouldn’t give a particular determine, he did say that one particular person had been taken to hospital with critical accidents.

In 2019, 9 individuals have been killed when a airplane carrying skydivers crashed exterior the town of Umea, northeast Sweden.


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