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Plane, Glider Crash In Swiss Alps, 5 Dead

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The wreckage was discovered on Sunday by rescue employees out in search of a glider. (Representational)

Geneva:

Five folks died when a glider and a small aircraft crashed within the Swiss Alps on the weekend, police mentioned Monday, including that they have been investigating whether or not the 2 accidents have been linked.

A small aircraft with the pilot and three different folks on board, together with a toddler, crashed on the Piz Neir mountain in jap Switzerland on Saturday, killing everybody onboard, regional police within the canton of Graubunden mentioned in a press release.

The wreckage was discovered on Sunday by rescue employees out in search of a glider that crashed close by on Saturday, killing the pilot.

The glider had crashed about one kilometre away from the place the aircraft was discovered, at an altitude of two,700 metres (8,850 toes) above the village of Bivio.

Poor climate had made it not possible for rescue employees to entry that crash website after they first obtained the decision Saturday night.

The formal identification of the victims had but to be accomplished on Monday, the police assertion mentioned.

The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) was investigating the reason for the accidents, together with whether or not there was a connection between them, it added.

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