The shocking day a fighter jet crashed in central Stockholm
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The shocking day a fighter jet crashed in central Stockholm

In one of the most terrifying near-miss stories ever, a Swedish fighter jet crashed into an island just metres from thousands of spectators gathered to watch it fly in 1993. The Local looks at the tale, 25 years later.

Jet deal on agenda amid Brazil visit to Sweden

Jet deal on agenda amid Brazil visit to Sweden

Fresh bribery claims in Swedish jet scandal

Fresh bribery claims in Swedish jet scandal

Two pilots eject from Swedish-made fighter jet

Two pilots eject from Swedish-made fighter jet

Defence giant Saab sees surprise fall in profits

Defence giant Saab sees surprise fall in profits

Brazil prosecutors probe Sweden’s fighter jet deal

Brazil prosecutors probe Sweden’s fighter jet deal

Sweden’s Saab to upgrade Norway defence

Sweden’s Saab to upgrade Norway defence

Saab sells 36 Gripen jets to Brazil

Saab sells 36 Gripen jets to Brazil

Sweden to buy fighter jets despite Swiss pullout

Sweden to buy fighter jets despite Swiss pullout

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Thai coup not affecting Swedish Gripen deal

Thai coup not affecting Swedish Gripen deal

Sweden ‘arms dictators’ as defence exports soar

Sweden ‘arms dictators’ as defence exports soar

Swiss reject fighter jet deal with Sweden

Swiss reject fighter jet deal with Sweden

New Swede named to Bern amid Gripen flap

New Swede named to Bern amid Gripen flap

Swiss keep Swedish fighter deal up in the air

Swiss keep Swedish fighter deal up in the air

Sweden wants cruise missiles ‘for defence’

Sweden wants cruise missiles ‘for defence’

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

‘Swiss fighter jet deal could triple in cost’

‘Swiss fighter jet deal could triple in cost’

Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report

Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report

Czech renew lease on Jas Gripen jets

Czech renew lease on Jas Gripen jets

Swiss party tells Sweden to butt out over Gripen

Swiss party tells Sweden to butt out over Gripen

Sweden has ‘secret plan’ to tip Swiss Gripen vote

Sweden has ‘secret plan’ to tip Swiss Gripen vote

Recalcitrant Swiss take Gripen to the vote

Recalcitrant Swiss take Gripen to the vote

Swiss fury over Saab ‘meddling’ in Gripen vote

Swiss fury over Saab ‘meddling’ in Gripen vote

Saab shares soar on Brazil fighter jets deal

Saab shares soar on Brazil fighter jets deal

Swedish fighter jets to join Nato response force

Swedish fighter jets to join Nato response force

Swiss senate says yes to Sweden’s Gripen jets

Swiss senate says yes to Sweden’s Gripen jets

Saab poised for Boeing help in US fighter deal

Saab poised for Boeing help in US fighter deal

Swiss MPs say yes to Swedish Gripen jets

Swiss MPs say yes to Swedish Gripen jets

Czechs and Swiss boost hope for Swedish Gripen

Czechs and Swiss boost hope for Swedish Gripen

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JAS fighter almost shoots down Swedish civilian aircraft

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Czech general fuels Saab bribes suspicions

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Investigation launched into Saab bribery claims

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Swedish fighter plane crashes

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Hungary to probe Gripen deal

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Thailand “to order Swedish fighter jets”

Prosecutors examine Hungary planes deal

Prosecutors examine Hungary planes deal

Sweden sells fighter planes to Thailand

Sweden sells fighter planes to Thailand

Green light for Gripen fighter sale to Thailand

Green light for Gripen fighter sale to Thailand

Fighter planes to be sent to Afghanistan

Fighter planes to be sent to Afghanistan

Saab submits Gripen offer to Norway

Saab submits Gripen offer to Norway

Papers shoot down proposed Gripen sale to Norway

Papers shoot down proposed Gripen sale to Norway

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Swiss looking at Gripen purchase

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Saab delivers Gripen offer to Switzerland

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Saab shares crash on lower forecast

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Brazil names Gripen as finalist for air force tender

Anger over Norway’s fighter plane rejection

Anger over Norway’s fighter plane rejection

Saab slams Norway’s Gripen rejection

Saab slams Norway’s Gripen rejection

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Sweden seen as land of bribes in EU sculpture

Saab hit by new South Africa bribery probe

Saab hit by new South Africa bribery probe

Saab joins forces with India’s Tata for Gripen bid

Saab joins forces with India’s Tata for Gripen bid

Sweden’s air force ‘can’t send secret messages’

Sweden’s air force ‘can’t send secret messages’

Austrian count arrested for Saab Gripen bribes

Austrian count arrested for Saab Gripen bribes

Explosive growth for Swedish arms exports in 2008

Explosive growth for Swedish arms exports in 2008

Peace activists jailed over failed Saab sabotage

Peace activists jailed over failed Saab sabotage

Thailand to delay Gripen purchase: report

Thailand to delay Gripen purchase: report

Prosecutor shuts down Gripen bribes probe

Prosecutor shuts down Gripen bribes probe

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Saab’s Gripen looks to land major Brazilian air force order

Gripen plane catches fire on runway

Gripen plane catches fire on runway

Gripen plane fire attributed to ‘forgetfulness’

Gripen plane fire attributed to ‘forgetfulness’

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Saab loses out in Brazil fighter plane bid

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Sweden sweetens offer in bid to win Brazil fighter jet deal

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French accuse Swedes over jet fighter contract

Military salute for Saab in Brazil fighter jet deal

Military salute for Saab in Brazil fighter jet deal

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Bildt plugs Swedish fighter on Brazil visit

Defence firm Saab returns to profitability

Defence firm Saab returns to profitability

King deployed to back Brazil fighter bid

King deployed to back Brazil fighter bid

King calls on Brazil to plump for Swedish jet

King calls on Brazil to plump for Swedish jet

Saab ‘surprise’ at Romania fighter decision

Saab ‘surprise’ at Romania fighter decision

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Brazil opens fighter jet tender inquiry

Sweden offers cut price fighters to Romania

Sweden offers cut price fighters to Romania

Warplane sales ‘destabilising’: Swedish think tank

Warplane sales ‘destabilising’: Swedish think tank

Saab receives Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives Gripen order for Thailand

Sweden ‘tricked’ in failed Norway Gripen bid

Sweden ‘tricked’ in failed Norway Gripen bid

Gripen purchase by Brazil ‘unlikely’: analysts

Gripen purchase by Brazil ‘unlikely’: analysts

Brazil mudslides delay Gripen fighter decision

Brazil mudslides delay Gripen fighter decision

Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter

Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter

US tech offer threatens Brazil Gripen deal

US tech offer threatens Brazil Gripen deal

Saab made to wait as Brazil delays fighter deal

Saab made to wait as Brazil delays fighter deal

Saab’s Brazil Gripen bid delayed further

Saab’s Brazil Gripen bid delayed further

Government yes to Gripen deployment

Government yes to Gripen deployment

Broad political backing of Gripen deployment

Broad political backing of Gripen deployment

Swedish house votes for Libya mission

Swedish house votes for Libya mission

Swedish Gripen planes headed to Libya

Swedish Gripen planes headed to Libya

Sweden’s Gripen aircraft reach Sicily

Sweden’s Gripen aircraft reach Sicily

US fuel stops Gripen Libya mission

US fuel stops Gripen Libya mission

India rejects Saab Gripen fighter bid

India rejects Saab Gripen fighter bid

Sweden releases Qaddafi aircraft pics

Sweden releases Qaddafi aircraft pics

Saab to examine new JAS Gripen bribe report

Saab to examine new JAS Gripen bribe report

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Social Democrats ‘hopeful’ on Libya action

Social Democrats agree to keep Gripen in Libya

Social Democrats agree to keep Gripen in Libya

Sweden reaches new deal on Libya mission

Sweden reaches new deal on Libya mission

BAE behind South Africa payments: Saab

BAE behind South Africa payments: Saab

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa

Saab bribes probe re-opened in South Africa

Brazil fighter jet deal ‘urgent’: minister

Brazil fighter jet deal ‘urgent’: minister

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

Swiss pick Saab’s Gripen fighter

Swiss pick Saab’s Gripen fighter

Sweden should develop ‘super jets’: MPs

Sweden should develop ‘super jets’: MPs

Saab to cut Swiss Gripen fighter price: report

Saab to cut Swiss Gripen fighter price: report

Saab shares dive despite strong 2011 report

Saab shares dive despite strong 2011 report

‘Sweden needs 60-80 new fighter jets’: military

‘Sweden needs 60-80 new fighter jets’: military

Brazil close to jet fighter decision: minister

Brazil close to jet fighter decision: minister

Saab to defence clients: ‘See first – Kill first’

Saab to defence clients: ‘See first – Kill first’

Saab CEO ‘spied upon’ during Swiss Gripen talks

Saab CEO ‘spied upon’ during Swiss Gripen talks

Sweden to lend Gripen fighters to Switzerland

Sweden to lend Gripen fighters to Switzerland

‘Super-Jas’ costlier than expected: report

‘Super-Jas’ costlier than expected: report

Swiss will press on with Swedish fighter jet deal

Swiss will press on with Swedish fighter jet deal

Sweden confirms sale of Gripen to Switzerland

Sweden confirms sale of Gripen to Switzerland

Swiss to pay less than Swedes for Gripen jets

Swiss to pay less than Swedes for Gripen jets

Sweden greenlights Gripen fighter purchase

Sweden greenlights Gripen fighter purchase

Swedish pilot risks drop after ‘Top Gun’ stunts

Swedish pilot risks drop after ‘Top Gun’ stunts

Sweden sanguine at Swiss jet purchase delay

Sweden sanguine at Swiss jet purchase delay

New snag for Swiss deal on Swedish jet fighters

New snag for Swiss deal on Swedish jet fighters