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Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage off Mainau Island: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Aug 8, 2017 at 1152 LT
  • HB-PPH
  • Flight
  • Private
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Zurich – Hamburg
  • 46-36045
  • 1996
  • Mainau Island, Baden-Württemberg
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • The single engine airplane left Zurich Airport at 1134LT bound for Hamburg and continued to the northeast. After passing over the city of Konstanz at an altitude of 16,750 feet under IFR rules, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the Konstanz Lake, about 200 meters off Mainau Island. The wreckage was found 60 meters under water and both occupants have been killed.