Switzerland... Finding the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than 54 years ago

6 August, 2022
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Switzerland... Finding the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than 54 years ago

The wreckage of a plane that crashed more than 54 years ago on the Swiss side of the Alps in 1968 was found in a glacier, police said.


The remains of the plane were spotted on the "Aletsch" glacier in the southwest of the "Canton of Valais" near the summits of "Jungfrau" and "Monck". Canton Valais police said they found the wreckage of the plane on Thursday.


"The investigations concluded that what was found was wreckage belonging to a Piper Cherokee aircraft registered under the symbol HB-OYL that crashed at this location on June 30, 1968," she said in a statement. As soon as possible". The Swiss regional newspaper, 24Hour, reported that the plane was carrying a teacher, a doctor and his son, all from Zurich. While the bodies of the three were found at the time, the wreckage of the plane remains missing to this day.


In its statement, the police indicated that "techniques for finding the wreckage in difficult areas during the era in which the accident occurred, that is, more than fifty years ago, were limited."


"24ur" reported that a guide in the high mountains was the one who found the wreckage of the plane during an expedition he was leading in the region. He was forced to change the course of his journey due to the phenomena of climate change and the melting of a glacier, so he reached the place where the wreck was found.


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