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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163858
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Date:16-OCT-1955
Time:17:15 LOC
Type:Silhouette image of generic S108 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson 108-2 Voyager
Owner/operator:private
Registration: HB-TRF
MSN: 108-3485
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Val Tremola/3.6 km NW Airolo at 1880m AMSL -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ascona
Destination airport:Sion/LSGS
Narrative:
Due to clouds north of Domodossola the pilot diverted to the east to Biasca, then to Airolo, where he found the pass St. Gotthard blocked by clouds from the north.He decided to land at Airolo MIL AD to disembark his pasengers. After an orbit in the Bedretto-valley he entered the Val Tremola at ca 1750 m AMSL. As the valley was too narrow to turn around the pilot was forced to land in a small riverbed.The plane burnt after the lightly injured passengers and the piloth with a broken foot had evacuated the a/c.

Sources:

Accident report by Federal Office of Aircraft Accident Investigation, Aero Revue 33(1958)Nr 10,540-541


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2014 19:03 sparrow9 Added
06-Jun-2021 15:39 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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