Skydiving plane crash in Sweden kills all nine on board

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Reports say witnesses saw parachutists try to jump clear of GippsAero GA8 Airvan as it plunged into islands

A small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed, officials said.

The accident took place a little after 2pm local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of the parachutists were seen trying to jump off the plane just before the crash.

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