NTSB Identification: CEN10WA508
Accident occurred Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Oey, Gemeinde Saanen, Switzerland
Aircraft: PIPER PA32R, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 26, 2010, at 1109 coordinated universal time, a Piper PA-32R-300, Swiss registered HB-PRE, owned by Swiss Aviation Services AG, and operated by Bodanair AG, was destroyed when it impacted terrain under unknown circumstances near Oey, Gemeinde Saanen, Switzerland. A post impact fire ensued. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from Saanen (LSGK), and was en route to Zurich (LSZH).

The Swiss investigators received statements indicating that after take-off the airplane did not gain altitude and crashed shortly thereafter.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Swiss government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Swiss government or the Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau – Switzerland
AAIB – Aeropole 1
Rte de Morens
CH-1530 Payerne

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