ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64002
Last updated: 25 July 2014
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Date:05-SEP-1954
Time:15:05 MEZ
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Owner/operator:private
Registration: HB-CAP
C/n / msn: 18760
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gotthard Pass/ 686,650/155,500 -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Locarno/LSZL
Destination airport:Basle/LFSB
Narrative:
Forced landing on pass road after encountering bad weather with fog. Caught fire.

It was cloudy in the region, after the accident the vally was filled with clouds. A/c crashed into the wall below the street. Occupants were rescued by passing motorists. A/c destroyed by fire. Pilot died same day in hospital, one passenger died tree days later in hospital, second passenger left hospital after some weeks.

Sources:
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1954_09/19540907_0003.pdf

Accident-report by Federal Commisson of Aircraft Accident Investigation, published in AeroRevue pp 236-238-5/33/1958


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Dec-2013 09:40 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Dec-2013 14:49 sparrow9 Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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