Two dead in Swedish air crash
TT/The Local · 15 Jun 2009, 11:51
Published: 15 Jun 2009 11:51 GMT+02:00
The accident occurred after two Swiss-registered two-seater aircraft took off from Midlanda in quick succession. Both were bound for Skövde in the south of the country.
"The pilot in the rear airplane reported shortly after take-off that he was having engine problems and wanted to return to the airport to land. Just then the plane toppled over and fell to the ground from a height of between 100 and 200 metres," said Lars Grantinger from the Gothenburg flight rescue centre.
The accident took place shortly after 10.30am.
"The crashed plane fell on a grassy surface around 100 metres to the right of the runway. Our rescue services arrived at the site of the accident very quickly," airport manager B-O Lindgren told news agency TT.
More information soon.