Nine Swedes were killed on Sunday (July 14) when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden. The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said. Those on board were on a skydiving trip.
The police said that all the victims were Swedish, with one person holding dual citizenship. The names of the victims were not been disclosed. Authorities said the cause of the accident was not yet known. The region's main University Hospital of Umea confirmed there were no survivors and relatives of the deceased had been notified.