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9 died in Swedish plane crash: What you need to know


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· A small plane carrying one pilot and eight skydivers crashed in Sweden killing all persons on board.

· The plane crashed when it was taking off, close to the runway at Orebro airport, about 160 miles north of Stockholm, on Thursday.

· The plane was a single-engine-propeller-driven Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.

· Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wrote on Twitter that it was " with great sadness and dismay that he heard about the crash and he expressed his "deepest sympathy"

· No further details were available. The police scheduled a news conference on Friday.

· In a similar incident in 2019, nine people died when a plane carrying them for a parachute jump crashed in the north of the country soon after taking off. Later on, an investigation showed that the plane was improperly loaded.


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