Tourist plane crash in Swiss mountain area leaves 3 dead

A tourist plane crashed in a wooded and mountainous area of ​​western Switzerland on Saturday, killing all three people on board, police said. The small tourist plane crashed in a steep, wooded area near Ponts De Martel in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel at around 10:20 a.m. local time, regional police said.

“The pilot and the two passengers died on the spot,” Neuchâtel police said in a statement.without providing more details about the victims, but specifying that it was in a mountainous area with difficult access, where rescuers and police officers are already working.

The plane was registered in Switzerland and had taken off from the nearby Chaux-de-Fonds airport for a tourist flight. There is no data on the airport of departure of the device or its destination. The cause of the accident remains unclear, according to the statement, adding that authorities have launched an investigation to determine the circumstances. The area is temporarily closed to the public.


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