Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019
9 Swedish nationalities were killed when a plane carrying parachutists crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden. This small aircraft specially designed for parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umea airport, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said.
The police said that all the victims were Swedish, with one person holding dual citizenship. The names of the victims were not been disclosed.
King Carl XVI Gustaf expressed his sorrow in a statement. In view of today’s tragic air crash outside Umea, which took nine people’s lives, he wanted to convey his condolences. My family and I send our thoughts to their families and relatives.