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Chinese tourist killed by rock fall - possibly triggered by jets

National News // Sept. 28, 2017

A 42 year old Chinese tourist was killed on the Eiger after being struck by a falling rock. Witnesses say the rock fall seemed to have been triggered by the passing to two Swiss Air Force fighter jets.

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The accident happened last week.

Researchers at the Snow and Avalanche Institute told the press it is possible jets could trigger a rock fall. But the Air Force says there was only one propeller driven plane nearby at the time of the accident.

Bern cantonal police are investigating. 

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