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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28556
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:18:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 652A Anson V
Registration: OY-DZI
MSN: 3732
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mont Le Grammont -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Frankfurt/Main (EDDF)
Destination airport:Genova (LSGG)
Crashed in mountains at 1718 metres, killing both crew (28/37).
When passing Berne/UE it was cleared to proceed to Sottens/HEO and down to 6000ft, which was aknowledged, the reoprt reaching 6000 feet was made 18:41, which was the last transmission. The a/c was seen by different witnesses during the last 15-20 km, the position-lights disappeared in the clouds which lay on the flanks of Grammont. The night was clear, the lights around lake Geneva were visible. The a/c veered ca 20 to the left of its intended track after Berne for undetermined reasons.
Cause: navigation error of unknown cause.


Air-Britain: The Complete Civil Registers of Denmark (1987)
Accident report of the Swiss Office of Air Accident Investigation, Aero Revue 33 (1958) Nr 6, 298-301
La Stampa 6 October 1956, p1
Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 8 October 1956, p1 (names)
Le Nouveliste Valaisan 8 octobre 1956, p8

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Sep-2011 07:58 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 04:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2012 04:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Source]
10-Jan-2014 13:18 sparrow9 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jul-2014 21:16 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2016 20:08 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2016 19:28 Tabo Updated [Source]

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