Swedish aircraft crash kills eight skydivers and pilot

2021-07-10 14:17:54

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 hearth, killing everybody on board “in a really extreme accident,” Erik Hiding of Orebro police advised CNN.

“There have been no lives to save lots of” when the rescue service arrived on the accident web site, hearth chief Per-Ove Staberyd advised reporters on Friday.

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

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

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

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

Orebro is one in all Sweden’s largest inland cities, situated 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 aircraft crash in Orebro. I’m pondering of the victims, their households and family members on this very troublesome time. I need to specific my deepest sympathy for his or her grief.”

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