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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237065
Last updated: 24 July 2021
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Date:31-DEC-1946
Time:c. 17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper L-4J/3C-65D Grasshopper
Owner/operator:private
Registration: HB-OIF
MSN: 13277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bümpliz near Bern -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Locarno-Magadino (ca 15:00)LSZL
Destination airport:Grenchen/LSZG
Narrative:
Spun in near the gravel pit Bethlehem, west of Bern, due to disorientation and low on fuel. Pilot seriously injured. Airplane destroyed. The pilot suffered heavy injuries to his legs.

The aircraft was rebuilt, flew until 1977 in Switzerland, now in UK as G-BFDL

Sources:

Combat 2 January 1947
Oberländer Tageblatt 3 January 1947, p4
Der Bund, Band 98, Nr 2, 3. Januar 1947 : www.e-newspaperarchives.ch/?a=d&d=DBB19470103-01.2.16


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2020 14:50 TB Added
06-Jun-2021 12:52 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2021 12:52 TB Updated [Date]
13-Jul-2021 05:22 sparrow9 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2021 18:20 sparrow9 Updated [Location]
24-Jul-2021 19:33 sparrow9 Updated [Narrative]

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