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Light aircraft crash Switzerland 25 July 2020

Old 26th Jul 2020, 08:54
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Light aircraft crash Switzerland 25 July 2020

A light aircraft crashed in the mountains above Blatten, Lötschental, Switzerland, around midday yesterday, 25 July 2020. I saw a short report on Swiss TV and from the video it seems to be a Cessna 172, but difficult to be sure as there was a post-crash fire. All four occupants died. It was flying from the airfield of Reichenbach. Weather at the time reported as fine. I await the official report for details.

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Old 26th Jul 2020, 11:07
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Aerial footage of the wreckage looks like this 2007 Skyhawk, which flies from Reichenbach:



https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8975135

https://www.salzburg24.at/news/welt/...hweiz-90646369

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Old 26th Jul 2020, 15:52
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Thanks Dave. I agree; the orange matches the short video clip I saw. Local papers only identify it as a "petit avion". I'm waiting for the initial SETE accident report. Maybe after the weekend.

Very sad. Two Swiss, two Austrians.

Not sure if this link will get you to the video:
https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/19h30/vid...30?id=11490792


Just noted.
https://www.lematin.ch/story/un-avio...s-926303205667

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Old 26th Jul 2020, 16:49
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Confirmed as HB-TLF
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/238645

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Old 26th Jul 2020, 17:41
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Four adults in a C-172 on a hot day at around 9000 Ft MSL in a mountain valley?

Pilot should have known better, and not taken trusting and unsuspecting pax for a fatal sightseeing flight.

Reminds of the similar Piper Archer accident at Diavolezza in 2017, and of the Ju-52 at Piz Segnas in 2018.
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