'Several' dead as plane crashes near airport in Sweden

‘Several’ people are dead after a plane crashed near an airport in Sweden.

The aircraft, which carried eight parachutists and a pilot, crashed at Orebro Airport at around 7.20pm on Thursday, local reports say.

A fire broke out at the scene after it came down around 100 metres away from an airstrip.

Ten ambulances raced to the scene and the blaze has now been extinguished.

One person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries, Swedish newspaper Goteborgs-Posten reports.

Swedish police said on their website. ‘It’s a very severe accident. Several people have died.’

Police spokesman Lars Hedelin described the tragedy as ‘an accident’.

The Sea and Air Rescue Centre has confirmed the aircraft was a skydiving plane.

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