On Sunday, nine onboard passengers died when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, which is a small University City in Sweden (North), reports authorities.

The compact aircraft was designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the River Ume shortly after takes off from Umea Airport, said police spokesperson Peder Jonsson, adding that those on board passenger were on a skydiving trip.

Police further informed that all the victims were Swedish, with one holding the dual citizenship but the victim’s names were not yet revealed.

King Carl XVI Gustaf has expressed sorrow in a statement.

King Gustaf wrote on a Facebook post, “In view of today’s tragic air crash outside Umea, which took nine people’s lives, I want to convey my condolences. My family and I send our thoughts to their families and relatives.”

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven also said that the government was in close contact with the concerned authorities as they probe the cause of the sudden crash.

More details are awaited.

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