Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say

Junkers crash Swiss Alps

Junkers crash Swiss Alps

All 20 people overseas a German-made Ju-52 plane were killed when the WWII-era aircraft crashed in the Alps, Swiss authorities said on Sunday.

Swiss media have been citing plane experts' speculations that the current heat wave may have contributed to the crashes. Most of the people killed were from Switzerland, along with an Austrian couple and their son.

The plane appeared to have hit the ground almost-vertically and at high speed, said Daniel Knecht of the Swiss transportation safety investigation board.

Officials have said they were not aware of any distress call from the aircraft before the tragedy.

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The mountainous area in southeastern Switzerland is popular with hikers and skiers and includes a glacier. Knecht said authorities would probably need "a few days" to complete recovery work.

"Older planes, if they are correctly maintained, can be operated safely", he said.

According to JU-AIR, a Ju-52 airplane, which seats 17 passengers along with two pilots, had crashed.

The German-built Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, dating from 1939 and nickamed "Iron Annie", was a collectors' aircraft.

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The plane that crashed had logged 10,187 hours of flying time, he said, adding that it underwent maintenance after every 35 hours of flight - most recently at the end of July.

The airline posteda statement online: "We have the sad duty to announce that one of our Ju-52 aircraft had an accident today".

The aircraft belongs to JU-Air, a company with links to the Swiss air force, the ATS news agency reported.

The company did not offer any further information.

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