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Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Datum:Sonntag 20 Februar 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20D
Fluggesellschaft:Fred-Air
Kennzeichen: HB-VCG
Werknummer: 231
Baujahr: 1970
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
The right wingtip struck the frozen surface of the Silvaplana lake when beginning a holding pattern there to await better weather at the VFR-airport Samedan. The tailplane broke off and the Falcon crashed. Ceiling was at 300 feet and snow was falling.



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