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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164853
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:11-JUL-1954
Time:16:00 LOC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:Aero Club Valais
Registration: HB-COC
C/n / msn: 20825
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13.8 km SSE LSGS/Val d'Hérémence S of Pralong -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LSGS
Destination airport:LSGS
Narrative:
The pilot made a scenic flight with 3 passengers with an a/c that was owned by the club since the day before the accident. After take-off he flew down the Valais, turned back and entered the Val d'Hérence at too low an altitude. He aborted a first 180° and followed the valley until the plane stalled in a steep turn and collided with trees.

Sources:

Accident Report by Swiss Federal Office of Air Accident Investigation: Aero Revue 33 (1958) Nr 3, 127-128


Revision history:

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