NTSB Identification: CEN12WA223
Accident occurred Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Cottens, Switzerland
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On November 10, 2011, at 1315 coordinated universal time, a Piper PA-31, Swiss registered HB-LOT, owned and piloted by the accident pilot, was destroyed when it impacted terrain after takeoff near Cottens, Switzerland. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Ecuvillens, Switzerland, and was en route to Geneva, Switzerland.

The Swiss investigators received reports that the airplane impacted trees and then a power line after takeoff.

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 Accident Investigation Board. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Swiss Accident Investigation Board SAIB
Aéropôle 1, Route de Morens
CH-1530 Payerne

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