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Plane crashes in Sweden: pilot and 8 paratroopers dead

Dynamics of the tragedy have yet to be clarified

During the late afternoon yesterday, Thursday 8 July 2021, a propeller plane crashed in Sweden shortly after take-off, causing the death of all 9 people on board. It was a De Havilland Canada DHC-27 Turbo Beaver (SE-KKD brands) that had left Örebro-Bofors airport and crashed to the ground at about 7.15 pm for reasons still to be clarified. In addition to the pilot, the other eight passengers died, namely amateur paratroopers who had to practice with some jumps. The news was reported by the local police: the accident occurred not far from the city of Örebro, about 160 kilometers north-west of the capital Stockholm. Unfortunately, the collision with the ground immediately ignited a fire that left no escape for the nine on board.

As witnesses reported, the aircraft began to rapidly lose altitude, as if out of control, crashing into a hill. The fire was only extinguished around 20:20, therefore about an hour after the accident: the vehicle had been rented for the so-called "parachute week". This is a very important event in these parts and scheduled until 9 July, an edition unfortunately ended in the worst way. An investigation has already been launched to ascertain the causes of the misfortune. Even the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, wished to express his condolences: “With great sadness and dismay we learn of the tragic news of the Örebro plane crash. I am thinking of the victims and their families in this difficult moment, the government is in close contact with the competent authorities ”.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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