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Guest 17.10.2011 12:00

Private plane crash- 2 British men die NE
 
Just heard sad news that a small private Piper plane which had taken off at Colombier (Neuchatel airport) crashed just a few miles away in Grandson near Yverdon on Friday. Both British men died- one 40 years old lived in Neuchatel, the other, 29 who was piloting the plane it seems, in the UK.

Does anybody here know who this Neuchatel inhabitant was, no details given in the local paper today. Sad news.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ane-crash.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15320889

Ouchboy 17.10.2011 12:01

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hi Odile, are you the new Local bot??........... VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

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Guest 17.10.2011 12:19

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Nope- my post was edited and moved, and links attached by a Moderator.

As I read the local papers and realise that many ex-pats do not, I put some of the events or news here for info in case it might be of interest to a few.

What does VVVVVVVVVVVVVV mean btw?

Ouchboy 17.10.2011 12:40

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Quote:

Nope- my post was edited and moved, and links attached by a Moderator.

As I read the local papers and realise that many ex-pats do not, I put some of the events or news here for info in case it might be of interest to a few.

What does VVVVVVVVVVVVVV mean btw?

it means look below vvvvv or look up ^^^^

Wollishofener 17.10.2011 21:42

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whatever, here some precise details


Date:14-OCT-2011 Time:11:05 LT Type:http://aviation-safety.net/graphics/ICAOtype/P28A.gif
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser
Operator:Fly Blackpool Registration: G-BBEF C/n / msn: 28-7325527 Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Other fatalities:0 Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location:Near Petit Beauregard, north of Fontaines-sur-Grandson, VD - http://aviation-safety.net/database/...lags_15/HB.gif Switzerland Phase: En route Nature:Private Departure airport:Neuchatel Airport - LSGN Destination airport:Amiens-Glisy Airport - LFAY Narrative:
A Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser lost radio contact about 30 minutes after take off on a flight from Neuchatel Airport (LSGN), Colombier, Switzerland, to Amiens-Glicy Airport (LFAY), France. The aircraft went missing till it was found at 16:30 LT in wooded area near Petit Beauregard, north of Fontaines-sur-Grandson, VD.

Both occupants (a 29year old english man and a 40year old swiss) were killed.

Guest 17.10.2011 22:15

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As we are an ex-pat community with many Brits, I did wonder if the man from Neuchatel was known to us on EF.

Wollishofener 17.10.2011 22:29

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As we are an ex-pat community with many Brits, I did wonder if the man from Neuchatel was known to us on EF.
That he was a CH citizen does mean anything really. And so, he may well have been known to us on EF :o

jrspet 18.10.2011 21:46

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In another crash overseas ( Botswana ), 3 of the 8 dead were Swiss.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=31378232

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The Swiss foreign ministry has confirmed that three Swiss were among the at least eight people killed in a tourist plane accident in Botswana.

The aircraft, carrying foreign tourists, failed to take off and caught fire in the Okavango Delta region of northern Botswana. Four other people from Britain and France, as well as the British pilot, are reported dead.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=10760128

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In a misunderstanding over accents, Nkwe was understood to have said three Swedes had been killed, but he clarified Tuesday that the three were from Switzerland.

Guest 18.10.2011 21:51

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1379668)
That he was a CH citizen does mean anything really. And so, he may well have been known to us on EF :o

Today's paper explained that they were in fact Iraqui kurds, one living in CH, one in the UK.

Wollishofener 19.10.2011 18:45

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Today's paper explained that they were in fact Iraqui kurds, one living in CH, one in the UK.
Iraqi Kurds ? Tragic to realize that was possibly either a re-union of friends or of relatives hand to end this way :o


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