COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Sweden say nine people were killed when a small plane carrying skydivers crashed on Thursday night.
They say the dead included the pilot and eight passengers.
A spokesperson for the Swedish Maritime Administration, which oversees air traffic, told broadcaster SVT the crash must have occurred “in connection” with the plane’s takeoff.
The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority dispatched a team to the accident site outside Orebro, which sits 164 kilometers (102 miles) west of Stockholm.
The Dagens Nyheter newspaper identified the plane as a single-engine, propeller-driven De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. Police are scheduled to hold a news conference on Friday.