A small aircraft carrying parachutists has crashed into a Swedish island, killing all nine people on board.
The accident happened just after 2pm local time off Storsandskar, an island near the airport of Umea, a town in northern Sweden.
Region Vasterbotten municipality spokeswoman Gabriella Bandling said: I can confirm that all those aboard the plane have died.
Rescue worker Conny Qvarfordt told Swedish news agency TT that the plane carried parachutists and that it seems that something has happened straight after the takeoff.
Local media has reported that some of the parachutists were seen trying to jump off the plane just before the crash.
Axel Pettersson, 16, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet he heard the plane make high pitched sounds which he had not heard from a plane before.
He began to film the small aircraft and captured the plane plummeting back to the ground.