Eight die in parachute plane crash in Finland

Eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire in Finland.

Detective Superintendent Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 45 miles east of the south western town of Pori.

Jamijarvi airfield is located in southwest Finland. Credit: Google Maps

Mr Kangas said investigators did not know the cause of the accident but that "apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed".

Police said the eight victims were found in the badly burned aircraft - a Comp Air 8 kit aircraft, popular among parachutists. The three survivors are being treated for minor injuries.