Major rockfall closes hiking paths in Graubünden

Major rockfall closes hiking paths in Graubünden

Sept. 2, 2020, 8:56 a.m.
Several hiking paths near the town of Sils in canton Graubünden have been closed following a major rockfall. 
Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

Cross-border couple's picnic interrupted by police helicopter

April 28, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
A couple who were having a picnic in a forest near the German border had their quiet time rudely interrupted when cus...
Helicopters to be used to police borders

Helicopters to be used to police borders

March 23, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland’s customs officials will begin using helicopters to police the borders - after reports of people br...
Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter

Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter

Feb. 20, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
A French ski resort is being castigated in the press for bringing in tons of snow by helicopter over the weekend. 
Car air-lifted out of field

Car air-lifted out of field

Dec. 13, 2019, 6:42 a.m.
A car had to be lifted out of a field by helicopter after heavy rains made it impassable. 
Crashed helicopter built by pilot

Crashed helicopter built by pilot

Aug. 27, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
The helicopter pilot who died in a crash over the weekend had built the machine himself.  
Two aircraft accidents kill four over weekend

Two aircraft accidents kill four over weekend

Aug. 26, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
A total of four people died over the weekend and one seriously injured in separate air accidents.
Helicopter downdraft blows man off truck

Helicopter downdraft blows man off truck

July 17, 2019, 10:21 a.m.
A man has been seriously injured after being blown off his truck by helicopter downdraft.
Russian hikers face massive rescue bill

Russian hikers face massive rescue bill

Aug. 21, 2018, 6:33 a.m.
A group of 22 Russian hikers are facing a hefty bill after an ill-thought out walk.
Pilot dies in helicopter crash

Pilot dies in helicopter crash

June 12, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
A helicopter pilot has died after a crash in canton Uri. The 54 year old pilot was described as very experienced and ...
Titlis cable.car to open today after helicopter rescue

Titlis cable.car to open today after helicopter rescue

June 7, 2018, 6:36 a.m.
It’s hoped the cable car running to the top of the Titlis Mountain will be open today after helicopters were us...
21 year old British man dies in Les Diablerets after crashing into tree

21 year old British man dies in Les Diablerets after crashing into tree

Feb. 22, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
A 21 year old British man died in Les Diablerets yesterday afternoon after he crashed into a tree.
Skier found dead in Nidwalden

Skier found dead in Nidwalden

Feb. 5, 2018, 5:48 a.m.
A 56 year old skier was found dead by rescue services on Saturday afternoon. The man was reported missing and a major...
British skiers die after plunging down cliff in Chamonix

British skiers die after plunging down cliff in Chamonix

Jan. 29, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Two British skiers have died after plunging several hundred metres off a cliff in the French resort of Chamonix. &...
88 year old woman found in snow after massive search in Vaud

88 year old woman found in snow after massive search in Vaud

Jan. 29, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A major search was triggered in canton Vaud over the weekend to track down a missing 88 year old woman.
Record breaking mountain rescue missions over New Year

Record breaking mountain rescue missions over New Year

Jan. 3, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Helicopter rescue services were busy over the New Year. On New Year’s Eve alone rescuers were called out 110 ti...
Uri residents get free use of helicopter when roads closed

Uri residents get free use of helicopter when roads closed

Dec. 12, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Mountain residents in canton Uri will be offered free helicopter transport if avalanche danger means the roads have t...
Elderly man dies paddle-boarding on Lake Neuchâtel

Elderly man dies paddle-boarding on Lake Neuchâtel

Aug. 4, 2017, 6:47 a.m.
A 72-year-old man has died after falling from a paddle-board in the canton of Vaud and disappearing underwater. 
Mountaineers fall to their deaths in the canton of Valais

Mountaineers fall to their deaths in the canton of Valais

July 14, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Two mountaineers have died after falling 50 metres down a mountainside in the canton of Valais.
Baby seriously injured in car crash

Baby seriously injured in car crash

Jan. 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
A two month old baby has been seriously hurt in a car accident in canton Jura.   
Rega helicopter in dramatic nighttime rescue

Rega helicopter in dramatic nighttime rescue

Jan. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
The emergency helicopter service Rega rescued a woman who had fallen from a hiking trail near Thun in Bern.
Fatal crashes lead to another cancelled air show

Fatal crashes lead to another cancelled air show

Oct. 5, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
An air show, due to feature the Swiss air force, has been cancelled out of respect for three pilots who have been kil...
UPDATE: Technical fault not to blame for military aircraft crash

UPDATE: Technical fault not to blame for military aircraft crash

Sept. 29, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
A technical fault was not to blame for a Swiss army helicopter crashing yesterday near the Gotthard Pass road, killin...
BREAKING NEWS: Swiss Army helicopter crashes in south-east Switzerland

BREAKING NEWS: Swiss Army helicopter crashes in south-east Switzerland

Sept. 28, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
UPDATED: 4pm 28 Sept 2016 Two pilots have been killed and a flight assistant injured after a Swiss Army helicopter c...
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