Sweden plane crash: Nine dead after plane smashes into river near Umea
Police spokesman Peder Jonsson said the small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after take off. The cause of the accident was unknown. He said those on board were on a skydiving trip. The region’s main University Hospital of Umea confirmed there were no survivors and relatives of the deceased had been notified.
The identity of the victims’ names or nationalities were not revealed.
Rescue service spokesman Conny Qvarfordt said: “We are already on the scene with a rescue team which is assisting the ambulance and we have opened a location, together with aid organisations, to give psychological and social care.
“It’s a parachute plane, and something seems to have happened just after take-off.”
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