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Vintage plane crash site reopened after recovery work is completed

National News // By Rebecca Karmazyn // Aug. 8, 2018

Wreckage has now been cleared and the bodies of the dead have been recovered following a vintage plane crash in Piz Segnas in the Glarus Alps last weekend. 

kapo gr Vintage plane crash site reopened after recovery work is completed

All 17 passengers and three crew members onboard were killed when the Junker Ju-52 plane came down on Saturday.

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation says that wreckage of the aircraft, debris and personal items have now been removed from the site. The bodies of the victims have been brought down from the mountain and are waiting to be formally identified.

Hiking trails in the area are now accessible and yesterday evening the airspace above the crash site was reopened.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is expected to take several weeks and even months. A criminal investigation will run alongside the accident inquiry.

Ju-Air, which operated the crashed plane, says that it plans to resume flying the company's other Junker Ju-52 aircraft a week on Friday. It had voluntarily cancelled all flights following the crash. A spokesperson for the company said that flights would resume unless there are question marks in the meantime with regard to the safety of flight operations.




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