survey
Kiir, Machar sign power-sharing deal Next Story
China fires salvo in trade war with US Previous Story
Today's Paper
You are here  » Home   » World

Several die after plane crashes in Swiss forest

By Reuters | Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 18:44, Updated August 4th 2018 at 18:46 GMT +3

Several people died after a small plane crashed in a Swiss forest on Saturday morning, causing a forest fire that completely destroyed the plane, police said.

The plane crashed in an inaccessible area of forest in the Rengg mountain pass in the canton of Nidwalden.

ALSO READ: Passengers 'turn to God' after plane crash

“Before rescuers could make their way to the scene, a fire which spread out over the wooded area had to be put out by helicopter and a path had to be cleared to the wreck,” police said in a statement.

Police would provide further details on the identity and number of deceased after informing next of kin, a spokesman said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

RELATED TOPICS:

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]

RECOMMENDED