9 killed as tourist plane crashes in Sweden

Scene of the crash
Scene of the crash

According to Swedish emergency services, nine people were killed in a tourist plane crash in northern Sweden.

The aircraft was being used by parachutists when it struck the ground some 6 kilometers southeast of Umeå, Swedish media reports.

The plane crashed around 2pm local time and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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The Swedish Parachute Association told reporters the incident is the worst in both its history and in Swedish aviation.

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