A plane crashed in Sweden after taking off, several people were killed

Several people died in a plane crash in Sweden near the city of Örebro airport, police said on their website Thursday, July 8.

There were nine people on the plane, including parachutists and the pilot, according to police and rescue officials. The fire caused by the crash has now been extinguished, the rescue service said.

Earlier in the day it was reported that a plane with nine people on board crashed after takeoff in Sweden.

According to the rescue services, the plane was used for parachuting, reports SVT Nyheter. However, according to Swedish radio SR Ekot, the aircraft was carrying military personnel.

According to preliminary information, the plane fell down after takeoff and caught fire. Two people were taken to hospital, the radio station noted.

On July 4, the C-130 military plane crashed in the Philippines. The aircraft reportedly crashed while coming in for a landing at Jolo Airport, it went down in neighboring Patikul City. 50 people were killed, including 47 military personnel and three civilians. In addition, 53 people were injured in various ways.