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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27557
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Date:27-JAN-1977
Time:13:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III
Owner/operator:Alpha Flug Filderstadt
Registration: D-IAGA
C/n / msn: 421C-0019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km N of Solothurn/500 m WSW Balmfluhkoepfli -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:LSZB
Destination airport:LFSB
Narrative:
Struck high ground.
On aVFR-flight from LSZB to LFSB on a nearly direct route the a/c climbed into the clouds which covered the mountains. CFIT ca 300ft below the ridge.
Clouds were observed at ca 900-1000m MSL, there was snow and rain obscouring the mountain, which is 1345 m just to the left of the intended track.
The a/c was found in the evening of the following day.

Sources:

http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/
Final report of the Swiss Air Accident Investigation Office 1977/2 883


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Jan-2016 15:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature, Source]
23-Feb-2016 18:11 sparrow9 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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