Date & Time: Nov 12, 1997 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
Payerne - Sankt Stephan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Taking part to a military exercise, the single engine aircraft departed Payerne AFB on a liaison flight to Sankt Stephan, Bern. While descending to Sankt Stephan Airfield in marginal weather conditions, the aircraft struck the ground and came to rest against a tall tree located in a hilly terrain near Boltigen, about 14 km north of the Sankt Stephan Airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain. No technical anomalies were found on the aircraft.