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A plane carrying nine people has crashed shortly after takeoff and close to an airport – with multiple people dead.

The skydiver aircraft plummeted to the ground 200m from a runway at Orebro Airport in Sweden around 7.25pm.

Lars Hedelin, spokesman for Bergslagen Police, confirmed that several people have died.

It is believed that eight parachutists and a pilot were onboard.

Rescue chief Per-Ove Staberyd told TV4 that two people have been taken to hospital.

Emil Gustavsson, rescue leader at the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, earlier told the TT news agency: "It is a sky diver plane that has crashed after takeoff."

Pictures show police cars and ambulances at the scene, with a rescue effort under way.

Earlier this week, a plane crash in Russia killed all 28 people onboard, including a child.

The Antonov An-2622 was carrying 22 passengers, including a seven-year-old, and six crew members.

The plane, which was reported missing on Tuesday, July 6, was found in the Kamchatka peninsula, in Russia's far east.

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It is thought the 39-year-old turboprop aircraft crashed into mountains in the region.

Russian media claimed debris from the wreckage was found 4km (2.5 miles) from the village of Palana, where the plane was due to land.

It was expected to touch down at about 1pm local time, but vanished after losing contact with air traffic control just before its final approach.

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