Plane carrying skydivers crashes in Sweden, killing nine

Plane went down near runway shortly after takeoff from Orebro and caught fire on impact

Nine people have been found dead after a skydiving airplane crashed outside Orebro in Sweden.

“It’s a very severe accident,” Swedish police said on their website. “Everyone on board the crashed plane has died.”

Police said the plane, a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver, was carrying eight skydivers and one pilot. It crashed on Thursday close to the runway at Orebro airport shortly after takeoff and caught fire at impact.

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