On June 22, 2001, about 1550 Coordinated Universal Time, a Piper PA-28-161 airplane, HB-PKL, and a Schleicher ASW-15 glider , HB-1013, collided while maneuvering to land near Yverdon, Switzerland. The airplane and glider were destroyed in the subsequent ground impact. The pilot and two of the three passengers in the airplane were fatally injured. The remaining passenger was seriously injured. The pilot of the glider was fatally injured. Visual meteorological condition prevailed. The airplane departed from Lausanne, Switzerland, destined for Yverdon, and the glider was on a local flight. Both flights were conducted under foreign non-commercial regulations.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Switzerland. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Office fédéral de l'aviation civile
Maulbeerstrasse 9
CH 3003 Berne

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains only information released by the Government of Switzerland.

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