Two pilots from France and Spain were on board a mail plane that crashed on its way from Sweden to Norway, the aircraft’s operator has confirmed. West Atlantic’s CEO’s Gustaf Thureborn told a press conference in Gothenburg “with great sorrow” that the accident had taken place on Thursday night. “What should not happen and may not happen has happened,” he told reporters. Two people were on board the aircraft, which was carrying mail for the Norwegian postal service. It was on its way from Norwegian Gardermoen to Tromsø when it sent out a distress signal in Swedish airspace at 11.31pm, Thureborn said.

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