Small-aircraft crash kills 9 in Sweden

9 individuals died Sunday when a small plane getting used for tourism crashed in northwest Sweden, the regional authority stated.

“The 9 individuals on board are lifeless,” Gabriella Bandling, spokeswoman for the Vaesterbotten area, instructed AFP. She didn’t say who they had been.

Based on Swedish media reviews, the aircraft was carrying individuals for a parachute leap however crashed slightly after 2:00 pm (1200 GMT). The aircraft, a GippsAero GA8 Airvan, had taken off from Umea airport.

Novice footage posted on-line by the Swedish day by day Aftonbladet reveals the aircraft plunging from the sky in a vertical line.

“I heard a bizarre sound, which didn’t sound regular,” one witness, Peter Larsson, instructed the day by day newspaper Dagens Nyheter. “I seemed up and noticed a aircraft spinning like a prime.

“At first I assumed it was an acrobatic flight however we rapidly realised that one thing was incorrect.”

The wreck of the aircraft has been discovered on an island within the archipelago south of Umea.



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