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Swedish airplane crash kills eight skydivers and pilot

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A small plane with one pilot carrying eight parachuters crashed at 7.23 p.m. native time on Thursday shortly after takeoff after which caught fireplace, killing everybody on board “in a really extreme accident,” Erik Hiding of Orebro police instructed CNN.

“There have been no lives to avoid wasting” when the rescue service arrived on the accident web site, fireplace chief Per-Ove Staberyd instructed reporters on Friday.

Based on CNN affiliate Expressen, Peter Swaffer of the Accident Investigation Board mentioned the airplane had issues early in its flight. “It occurred at a really early stage at the beginning, so it [the plane] by no means got here up very excessive,” he mentioned.

The police didn’t affirm to CNN what mannequin of plane was concerned, however native media experiences mentioned it was a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver.

The airplane had been rented by Orebro’s parachuting membership, Anna Oscarson, communications supervisor on the Swedish Parachute Affiliation instructed Swedish broadcaster TV4. “Normally you parachute most on the weekends, however now that they had rented a airplane to leap extra intensively all through the week,” she mentioned.

Police have opened an investigation into the crash and can’t affirm its trigger till it’s full, Erik Hiding of Orebro police instructed CNN.

Orebro is one in every of Sweden’s largest inland cities, positioned about 125 miles west of the capital, Stockholm.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressed his condolences on Twitter on Thursday.

He mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment and dismay that I tonight have acquired the tragic details about the airplane crash in Orebro. I’m pondering of the victims, their households and family members on this very troublesome time. I wish to specific my deepest sympathy for his or her grief.”

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