2 people feared dead after plane disappears in Arctic Sweden
Stockholm, Jan 8: Two crew members from Spain and France are feared dead after a Swedish-registered freight jet crashed in a mountainous area near the Norwegian border in Arctic Sweden. Dag Mejdell, CEO of the Norwegian postal service, says debris has been spotted near the Akkajaure reservoir in Sweden s sparsely populated Lapland region. (ALSO READ: Air India flight s tyre bursts while landing, all 95 passengers safe)
The postal service had hired the Canadair CRJ 200 aircraft to fly mail to northern Norway. A mayday message was sent out late Thursday near Akkajaure after which contact with the jet was lost. The cause of the crash wasn t immediately known. Mejdell said Friday it was a very serious and tragic accident. Aircraft-owner West Atlantic Sweden AB said the 42-year-old Spanish captain and the 34-year-old French co-pilot had worked for the company since 2011 and 2008, respectively.
Modified Date: January 08, 2016 5:30 PM