A single-engine plane crashed on a small island in northern Sweden killing all nine people onboard, the authorities said on Monday.
The plane took off from a regional airport near the university city of Umea at 1:30 p.m. and crashed on a tiny island in a river not far away, according to Malin Axroth, a police spokeswoman.
Ms. Axroth said that it appeared the plane had been in the air for a short time and that the first report of a crash came in at 2:10 p.m.
The cause is under investigation, the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority said.
In a statement on Sunday, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden expressed “great sorrow” about the crash. “My thoughts go to the victims and their families at this difficult time,” he said.