Police in Sweden say a small plane carrying skydivers crashed outside the south-central city of Orebro late Thursday, killing all nine people on board.
Regional police told reporters they were notified of the crash around 7:30 p.m. local time. Aviation officials say the plane, a single-engine DHC-2 Beaver, crashed shortly after takeoff.
Officials confirmed the dead include the pilot and eight passengers, members of a local skydiving club.
Police and fire officials held a news conference Friday in at the Orebro airfield, about 200 kilometers west of Stockholm. They said the airfield rescue team was first on the crash scene and extinguished the burning wreckage. But officials said it was clear there would be no survivors.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
On Twitter Friday, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wrote, "My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones in this very difficult time."