Accident Dassault Falcon 20D HB-VCG, Sunday 20 February 1972
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Date:Sunday 20 February 1972
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 20D
Owner/operator:Fred-Air
Registration: HB-VCG
MSN: 231
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV) -   Switzerland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:
Destination airport:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS)
Narrative:
The right wingtip struck the frozen surface of the Silvaplana lake when beginning a holding pattern there to await better weather at the VFR-airport Samedan. The tailplane broke off and the Falcon crashed. Ceiling was at 300 feet and snow was falling.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

La Liberté, 21 Feb 1972

Revision history:

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