Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Switzerland crash: 20 dead in WW2 plane crash

Junkers crash Swiss Alps One of the JU-AIR Junkers
Charlie Simmons | 05 August, 2018, 20:24

The plane crashed in a basin at 2,450 metres above sea level on the west side of the Piz Segnas mountain shortly before 5pm on Saturday (11pm Saturday Singapore time).

Police said Sunday they have now determined that all 20 people on board the plane, including its three crew members, died.

According to the SwissInfo website, citing local police, the plane went down near the Piz Segnas mountain on the afternoon of August 4 at an altitude of 8,330 feet.

"The JU-Air team is deeply saddened and thinks of the passengers, the crew and families and friends of the victims".

Authorities have provided few details about those on board JU-Air's plane which crashed on the west side of the Piz Segnas mountain in the canton of Graubuenden on August 4.

Eleven men and nine women between the ages of 42 and 84 were killed.

Photos released by Graubuenden canton (state) police showed the crumpled wreckage of the plane lying on the mountain, with only the upside-down tail more or less intact.

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Officials said Sunday they weren't aware of any distress call made from the plane, adding that the investigation into the crash is expected to be "relatively complex" - though there's no indication of foul play.

The area, which includes a glacier, is popular with hikers.

Ju-Air, a company which offers observation tours in the retro planes, said on Saturday that one of its aircraft was involved in an accident.

Among those killed were 17 people from Switzerland and a three-person family from Austria.

Collision with another aircraft and hitting an obstacle have been ruled out as a potential cause.

The two pilots, who were 62 and 63-years-old, both had extensive experience with the Ju-52 and had long worked as airline and Swiss air force pilots, Waldmeier said.

Operator JU-Air has now suspended all flights until further notice.

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