Skydivers perish in Umeå plane crash

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A light plane carrying nine people on a sky diving activity has crashed in Umeå.

It was carrying nine people on a skydiving activity when it crashed slightly after take-off on Sunday afternoon. There were no survivors.

The cause of the crash is now being investigated by The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, who say they hope to find electronic devices, like iPads, that may have recorded the plane's last moments.

By Monday afternoon investigators could say to DN that a part of a wing must have broken off in the air.

All the similar types of planes used by parachute jumping clubs have been grounded.

Norrland's University hospital has called in extra staff to handle the crisis, and Umeå municipality has set up a special crisis management group. Witnesses and others who need to talk or need support are invited to Ålidhemskyrkan in Umeå.

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