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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163097
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:16-AUG-1955
Time:17:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper L-4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: HB-OSZ
MSN: 13156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Selzach, 5.34 km N of LSZG, Alt.ca 1200m MSL (3900 ft) -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LSZG
Destination airport:LSZG
Narrative:
Pilot wanted to fly between two ridges, was too low with his barely climbing a/c and collided with a fir, crashing on the back. Both occupants sustained head injuries an were transported to the nearest hospital. Total flying time of the pilot: 41.5 hrs.
Cause: wrong tactic of flight, flying to low

Sources:

Report of Swiss Office of Aircraft Accident Investigation, Aero Revue32(1957) Nr8, 433-435


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2014 14:25 sparrow9 Added
01-Aug-2019 15:47 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]

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