Eight killed as skydivers' plane crashes in Finland

Sunday 20 April 2014 23.11
The plane went down in Jamijarvi, western Finland (Pic: Google Maps)
The plane went down in Jamijarvi, western Finland (Pic: Google Maps)

A small airplane taking a group of skydivers for an Easter Sunday jump has crashed in Finland killing eight people, police said.

The Comp Air 8 plane went down in the town of Jamijarvi in western Finland.

There were 11 people on board. Three of them, including the pilot, jumped to safety before the plane crashed, police said.

The survivors have been taken to hospital.

All the skydivers were residents of the area, police said.

Witnesses said the plane appeared to run into engine trouble and fell rapidly.

The Jamijarvi airport is a popular spot with amateur skydivers.

Keywords: finland, skydivers