On September 16, 2007, at 1700 UTC, a Piper PA28-181, Swiss registration HB-PGC, was destroyed when during cruise flight the airplane impacted mountainous terrain near Airolo, Switzerland. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger on board the airplane sustained serious injuries. Two other passengers on board the airplane were fatally injured. The personal cross-country flight originated at Firenze Peretola, Italy, and was enroute to Zurich, Switzerland.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Swiss government. Any further information may be obtained from:

Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
Bundeshaus Nord
3003 Bern

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the AAIB of Switzerland.

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