Piper Aircraft Crash In Switzerland Kills Six People

Aviation Lawyer Calls For Answers Following Fatal Incident


Six people are believed to have died when a single-engine aircraft crashed in western Switzerland at the weekend, according to reports.

Local police have revealed that four men and two women were killed in the incident on Saturday (April 28th), when the aircraft came down close to a few houses in the municipality of Attalens in Fribourg.

It is believed that the plane, thought to be a Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP, was flying from an airport close to Lausanne, around 23 miles from the crash site, when the incident occurred. Officers have confirmed that the cause of the crash is not yet known.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist aviation law team has vast expertise in acting for victims who have been injured in air accidents in the UK and abroad, as well as the families of those who have lost loved ones in crashes.

Jim Morris, a former RAF pilot  and Partner in the aviation team said: “It is clear that very little detail is yet known about the circumstances surrounding this awful accident  which has gone on to claim the lives of six people. Because of this, it is vital that authorities in Switzerland are able to work quickly to determine what caused the aircraft to crash.

“A number of factors will need to be taken into consideration, including the actions of the pilot, the weather conditions and the general state of the aircraft at the time.  Any mechanical or technical fault identified could have significant implications for the safe operation of other piper aircraft.

“The answers provided by the accident investigation should enable lessons to be learned and improve flight safety, thus reduce the chances of a similar tragedy occurring again.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the persons on board.”