Plane crashes in northern Sweden

Plane carrying mail crashes in northern Sweden, two people presumed dead

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

Salvage workers gather at the scene of a United Nations Bombardier CRJ-200 plane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa April 5, 2011

Swedish rescue teams were working to recover the bodies of two people presumed dead after a plane carrying mail crashed in northern Sweden early on Friday, officials said.

The plane, a model Canadair CRJ-200, sent out a mayday and was later spotted on the ground by a Norwegian F16 plane.

The plane was on its way from Oslo's main airport to Tromso in Norway, according to Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet.

A spokesman told Swedish radio that police were seeking to reach the crash site between the north-western part of Lake Akkajaure and the Norwegian border, adding the area has no roads and the weather was very cold.