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Fighter jets were flight students dangerously close

to the Southwest from ALTENDORF (SZ), at the Obersee lake came to a near-collision between two of the interceptors of the Swiss air force and a single-engine light aircraft. This is reported by the Swiss safety investigation Board Saib in a preliminary report. The dangerous convergence happened at an altitude of around 1200 meters.

In the incident, two Boeing F/A-18 of the Swiss air force, which started from Payerne are involved. The light aircraft Mooney M20J flight community of Wangen was cheeks from the Bavarian Memmingen on the way to the home-airfield Lachen. It was a training flight. On Board a 68-year-old flight instructor and his 56-year-old students were.

This is a single-engine airplane model involved in the collision: Mooney M20J. Image: Wikimedia

The Saib is called the "almost Kollison" a "serious incident". In our preliminary report, no further Details are known, but only about the course of events "without any claim to completeness and without conclusions" oriented. The Saib has opened an investigation.

The Laugh near-collision occurred southwest of the old village, the training plane was the cheeks on the way to the airfield. Map: Google Maps (req)

Created: 21.06.2019, 10:12 PM

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