In the mountains of Switzerland, an old aircraft of the time of World War II era, crashed. 20 people have died in this accident out of which 17 were passengers and three were crew members.
Police spokesman Anita Senti told that 20 people were in the plane, none of which could be rescued. The cause of the crash is not known.
He told that there were 11 men and nine women in the dead. The dead included a couple from Austria and their son. The Junker JU 52 HB-HOT aircraft was built in 1939 in Germany. It was a victim of an accident at the Piz Segnas mountain in the eastern part of the country.
The spokesman said that the accident occurred at an altitude of 2,540 meters. According to the German-language newspaper ‘Bleak’, the plane flew from Tichino located in the south of the country and was scheduled to land in Dübendorf airspace near Zurich on Saturday afternoon.
Debris spread to a very small area. This indicates that there is no possibility of an accident due to the explosion. The police had earlier told that five helicopters have been planted in search and rescue operations and the airspace of the incident has also been closed on Sunday.
ATC News Agency has reported that this aircraft was of the JU-Air Company, which belongs to the Swiss Air Force. JU-Air has expressed condolences on the accident on its website and has expressed condolences to the families of passengers and crew members killed in the accident. It said that the company has stopped flying operations.
JU-Air runs sightseeing tours on its squadron of German-made vintage aircraft from Dübendorf military airfield near Zurich.
The company’s CEO Kurt Waldmeier told the AFP news agency the plane had undergone a maintenance inspection in July.