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The shocking day a fighter jet crashed in central Stockholm

The jet crashed near crowds of thousands, and everyone lived to tell the tale. Photo: Yvonne Åsell/SvD/TT

Published: 08.Aug.2018 14:17 hrs

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.

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The story of a Swedish fighter jet crashing into Stockholm island Långholmen in front of thousands of shocked onlookers is one I hear every time I cross over the Stockholm bridge that overlooks the site with my father in law. As with any such anecdote, I approached it with skepticism and had always assumed some of the key details may have been exaggerated.

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