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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193668
Last updated: 22 August 2017
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Date:17-FEB-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-7
Owner/operator:Swiss Air Force
Registration: A-915
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:St. Moritz -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Pilatus PC-7 of the "Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team" colldided with a camera cable during an airshow at the Ski World Championship 2017 in St. Moritz. The cable broke and the camara fell onto the piste, right into the final end of the ski run area.
That camera system hangs from 2 steel cables over a distance of about 1 kilometer, controlled with a third cable, and as the PC-7 team came over the mountain, visibility was bad (cloudy overcast) .
It was a near-disaster, such a camera weighs about 20 kilos, and could have killed people watching the ski race, which is now delayed after this incident.
Again, at air shows, high risk of collisions.
Police is investigating.

Sources:

Live-TV, austrian channel (ORF1)
Heinz Meier


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2017 11:44 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
17-Feb-2017 12:00 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2017 13:08 176.127.30.224 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2017 13:34 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Feb-2017 13:37 harro Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2017 17:26 lspm Updated [Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
18-Feb-2017 11:23 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 11:44 178.199.2.165 Updated [Other fatalities, Destination airport, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
21-Mar-2017 19:08 harro Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Source]

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