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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 27 July 1934
Time:16:00
Type:Curtiss AT-32C Condor II
Operator:Swissair
Registration: CH-170
C/n / msn: 53
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wurmlingen/Tuttlingen (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport, Switzerland
Destination airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed after only three months in service, due to a broken wing in heavy turbulence. The airplane operated on the flight Zürich-Stuttgart-Leipzig-Berlin.
The three crew members and the nine passengers died. The aircraft fell in a forest from a height of 3,000 meters and burned.

Sources:
» Swissair Information website


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Distance from Zürich-Dübendorf Airport to Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport as the crow flies is 149 km (93 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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