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Sweden Bound Plane Crashes in Germany

Published måndag 15 februari 2010 kl 10.39

A private plane en route to Karlstad in western Sweden crashed in Germany on Sunday night with at least two pilots on board. The plane, a Cessna Citation 550, with room for eight passengers, took off from Prague in the Czech Republic and lost contact with air traffic control not far from the Czech border, near Dresden.

Search and rescue teams could not begin looking for survivors until daybreak due to the rough terrain in the area where the plane went down. Local police say it is still unclear whether there were any passengers on board.

“The plane was not Swedish, it was probably a Czech air taxi service collecting passengers from the Swedish Rally in Värmland,” Annika Vestregård, at the Aeronautical Search and Rescue Service, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

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