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9 killed in small plane crash in N. Sweden

STOCKHOLM, July 14 (Xinhua) — Nine people were killed in a plane crash just outside Umea in northern Sweden on Sunday afternoon, Swedish News SVT reported.

A light plane crashed into a small island just two kilometers south of the end of the runway at Umea airport, killing all nine people on board. The deaths have been confirmed by Vasterbotten Region authorities, SVT reported.

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The cause of the accident is still unknown, but police spokesperson Peder Jonsson told SVT that the fatal accident occurred during take-off.

The aircraft was fitted out for parachute jumping, Conny Qvarfordt at the local rescue services told Swedish news TT.

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