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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 20 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20D
Operator:Fred-Air
Registration: HB-VCG
C/n / msn: 231
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS), Switzerland
Narrative:
The right wingtip struck the frozen surface of the Silvaplana lake when beginning a holding pattern there to await better weather at the VFR-airport Samedan. The tailplane broke off and the Falcon crashed. Ceiling was at 300 feet and snow was falling.



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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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