Small plane crashes and catches fire

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Blatten VS

A small plane crashed in the Valais on Saturday. Nothing is known about possible victims.

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A small plane crashed above Blatten in Lötschental on Saturday.

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According to the Valais cantonal police, Air Zermatt also moved to the scene of the accident. (Subject image)

According to the Valais cantonal police, Air Zermatt also moved to the scene of the accident. (Subject image)

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In the mountains above Blatten VS in Lötschental, a small plane crashed at noon on Saturday. The accident occurred in the area of ​​the glacier tip.

At the request of the Keystone-SDA news agency, a spokesman for the Valais cantonal police could not yet provide any information on possible victims. The accident occurred shortly after noon and the rescue work was still ongoing. A fire had broken out at the scene of the accident and had to be extinguished.

In addition to the cantonal police, Air Zermatt, the fire department and the Swiss security investigation agency (Sust) were on site, as the spokesman said. The scene of the accident is in the area of ​​the glacier tip. This 3000 meter high peak is located above Blatten in the Lötschental.

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