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Twenty deaths by plane crash in Switzerland

ZURICH – All twenty occupants of a historic plane that Saturday night in Switzerland crashed, died. That has the police let you know. The victims are seventeen Swiss and three members of an Austrian family.

A plane crashed in the woods near Hergiswil. Archive view.

The plane crashed on Saturday around 17: 00 down on the western flank of the mountain Piz Segnas, not far from the border with Liechtenstein at 2540 meters. After the crash came a big rescue operation is underway, involving, inter alia, five helicopters were deployed. The downed aircraft is a Junkers Ju-52, a German-built driemotorig plane of which the first copy flew in 1932.

Earlier Saturday, a collapsed south of Lucerne, at the Rängg mountain pass, a small privévliegtuig down. None of the occupants, a family with two small children, survived the accident. On the site of the crash was a fire. The fierce fire had to first from the air by helicopters are extinguished before emergency responders on the spot, could come.

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