A light DHC-2 Turbo Beaver aircraft carrying eight skydivers and one pilot crashed shortly after take-off from Örebro Airport in Sweden, about 150 kilometres west of Stockholm.
The plane caught fire at impact. All people on board died in the crash. The cause of the crash is currently not known, but the aircraft reportedly faced problems during take-off.
“It is with great sadness and dismay that tonight I have read the tragic information about the plane crash in Örebro. I am thinking of the victims, their families and loved ones in this very difficult time. I want to express my deepest sympathy for their grief“, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wrote on Twitter.
Det är med stor sorg och bestörtning jag i kväll har tagit del av de tragiska uppgifterna om flygkraschen i Örebro. Jag tänker på de drabbade, på deras familjer samt nära och kära i denna mycket svåra stund. Jag vill uttrycka mitt djupaste deltagande i deras sorg.
— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) July 8, 2021
Several people died in the crash of an airplane after takeoff outside Orebro, #Sweden.
"It's a very severe accident," Swedish police said on their website. "Several people have died."
— Steve_Ampy 🏈 💬 (@steve_ampy) July 8, 2021