Swedes among Botswana plane crash victims

Eight foreigners killed in charter plane crash, officials confirm

Three Swedes were among those killed in the crash of a Cessna 208 charter aircraft in Botswana, officials confirmed last night. The plane, which was carrying nine passengers and two crew, came down shortly after takeoff in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana on Friday. The other foreigners onboard included tourists from the UK and France. Two tourists – a couple from France – and two Botswana nationals survived the crash. According to Associated Press, the aircraft was operated by the charter company Moremi Air.
“Three Swedes, two women and a man, died,” a spokesman from the Botswana Civil Aviation Authority, told the Expressen newspaper. “They died instantly in the crash. The plane slammed into the ground and caught fire. Emergency crews arrived too late.” However, the Swedish Foreign Ministry have not yet received confirmation that the victims included Swedish nationals.
The Local
[pictured: Tourists in Chobe National Park, Botswana]

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