Monday, April 21, 2014

8 skydivers die after plane crash in Finland

One of the deadliest air disasters in Finland's history occurred this past Easter Sunday. A Comp Air 8 kit-built airplane, that was a few minutes away from dropping skydivers over Jamijarvi Finland, suffered "technical problems", according to one of the survivors. As stated to the interviewing police officers after being released from the hospital with minor injuries. 

The Comp Air 8 is an experimental kit-built airplane. It is a very rare, small, single engine, all composite, turbo prop aircraft exported from Florida. It was the only one of its kind operating in Finland.

The pilot and 2 skydivers were able to exit the airplane and survive as it spiraled to the ground. The remaining 8 skydivers could not, for unknown reasons, exit the airplane. They consisted of 2 women and 6 men, all from Finland. This story will be updated as more information is released.

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