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Switzerland crash: Twenty dead in WW2 plane crash

Switzerland crash: Twenty dead in WW2 plane crash


Twenty individuals have kicked the bucket after a World War Two vintage air ship collided with a mountainside in eastern Switzerland, police say. 

The plane - a Junkers JU-52 HB-HOT - was conveying 17 travelers and three group on a touring flight when it took off on Saturday evening.

Administrator JU-Air said it was disheartened by the news and it had set up a helpline for relatives. It has suspended all flights until the point when additionally take note.

The reason for the crash isn't known.

"In view of the circumstance at the crash site we can state that the flying machine crushed into ground vertically at generally rapid," said Daniel Knecht of the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board.

"What we can discount now is that there had been an impact before the crash, neither with another flying machine nor with some other snag, for example, a link."

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Police say the travelers were matured somewhere in the range of 42 and 84 years of age and that the relatives of everything except one of the casualties had been reached.

The air ship was going between Ticino in the south of the nation and Dübendorf military landing strip close Zurich.

It slammed around 2,540m (8,333 ft) above ocean level, on the western side of a 3,000m pinnacle called Piz Segnas.


JU-Air runs touring visits on its squadron of German-made vintage air ship.

In another crash on Saturday, a group of four including two youthful kids were killed when a little plane descended in focal Switzerland.