Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6 Porter on the Mont-Blanc

Accident description

  • Sep 1, 1961
  • HB-FAZ
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Ferry
  • Yes
  • Mountains
  • 343
  • 1960
  • Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie
  • France
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 177
  • Crashed while taking off from the Dôme Plateau at an altitude of 4,300 meters. The pilot and the passenger were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
  • The airplane was caught by downdraft while taking off and crashed.