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Eight skydivers die in Finnish plane crash

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Published Apr 22, 2014, 1:38 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 4:47 pm IST
Police said the eight victims were found dead in the badly burned aircraft
 
Helsinki: Finnish officials say eight skydivers died when a small plane carrying them crashed to the ground and caught fire.
 
Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) east of the southwestern town of Pori.
 
Kangas said investigators didn't know the cause of the accident but that "apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed."
 
Police said the eight victims were found in the badly burned aircraft, a Comp Air 8 kit aircraft, popular among parachutists.
 
Police said all 11 people on board were accounted for and that the three survivors were being treated for minor injuries.
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