5 individuals died when a glider and a small airplane crashed within the Swiss Alps on the weekend, police mentioned Monday, including that they have been investigating whether or not the 2 accidents have been linked.
A small airplane with the pilot and three different individuals on board, together with a baby, crashed on the Piz Neir mountain in japanese Switzerland on Saturday, killing everybody onboard, regional police within the canton of Graubunden mentioned in a press release.
The wreckage was discovered on Sunday by rescue employees out searching for a glider that crashed close by on Saturday, killing the pilot.
The glider had crashed about one kilometre away from the place the airplane was discovered, at an altitude of two,700 metres (8,850 toes) above the village of Bivio.
Poor climate had made it unattainable for rescue employees to entry that crash web site after they first received the decision Saturday night.The formal identification of the victims had but to be accomplished on Monday, the police assertion mentioned.
The Swiss Transportation Security Investigation Board (STSB) was investigating the reason for the accidents, together with whether or not there was a connection between them, it added.