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On board the fighter crashed in Switzerland could be two people

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Swiss authorities have confirmed information about the crash of an aircraft in mountainous terrain. However, the exact number of victims is still unknown. The fighter was originally designed for two people.


"We confirm that the F / A-18 plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Alpnach in the canton of Obwalden," ITAR-TASS quoted the spokesman for the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland Karin Sweeney. She added that the aircraft was designed for two people. However, the press secretary was not able to say exactly how many passengers were actually on board. “We don’t have this information at the moment,” Sweeney said. According to her, in 17: 00 (19: 00 Moscow time) a press conference will be held at the military airbase in Alpnach and then, perhaps, new information will be communicated.

According to Swiss media, this is the second catastrophe of fighters of this type in Switzerland over the past 15 years. 7 April 1998, the same attack aircraft crashed near the city of Crans-Montana in the canton of Valais. The victims of the plane crash were two people.
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  1. Edward72
    Edward72 24 October 2013 10: 22
    +3
    I did not understand, there are passengers on a combat aircraft, this aunt understands what she is talking about.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 October 2013 10: 25
      +2
      Sparka is. Most likely the instructor and pilot flew in. But in Europe, sometimes all sorts of journalists and others ride on sparks, so there could be a civilian.
    2. Col.
      Col. 24 October 2013 16: 17
      +2
      [quote = Edward72] this aunt understands what she is talking about. [/ quote]

      I served in aviation for 33 years, but for the first time I read that a fighter (attack aircraft) was called an "aircraft". fool

      [quote] However, the press secretary could not say exactly how many passengers were actually on board the device. "We do not have this information at the moment," Sweeney said. [quote]
      Passengers on F / A-18 - it's strong! lol
    3. UVB
      UVB 25 October 2013 07: 36
      0
      Yeah, and the fighter is also called a "ship".
  2. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 24 October 2013 10: 24
    +2
    Flyers are sorry. May the earth rest in peace
  3. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 24 October 2013 10: 25
    +2
    It’s a pity for the pilots if they died .. (piloting in the mountains is not so easy)
  4. svp67
    svp67 24 October 2013 10: 27
    +2
    According to Swiss media, this is the second disaster of a similar type in Switzerland in the last 15 years.

    The statistics are, in principle, impressive ...
  5. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 24 October 2013 10: 31
    +2
    Quote: svp67
    According to Swiss media, this is the second disaster of a similar type in Switzerland in the last 15 years.

    The statistics are, in principle, impressive ...


    the plane is small, there’s no reason to fly especially ... here are the statistics
  6. andrei332809
    andrei332809 24 October 2013 10: 35
    +2
    the title killed. What is it like? two pilots? then condolences (I'm cynical, but condolences are sincere). or because of the traffic jams you decided to indulge? and threw two? then it's not a pity
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 24 October 2013 10: 46
      +3
      stock footage in the topic


      quote- "We confirm that an F / A-18 plane crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Alpnach, in the canton of Obwalden."

      that's the F / A-18 type aircraft itself
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      2. andrei332809
        andrei332809 24 October 2013 12: 52
        0
        I understand that a fairy tale. but as I would like ...
  7. vlad0
    vlad0 24 October 2013 10: 43
    +4
    Could it be three or four? Is that a transporter? The F / A-18 crew is two people. The level of professionalism of our reporters and journalists is below the plinth.
    Land in peace pilots.
  8. nik6006
    nik6006 24 October 2013 10: 55
    +1
    They give in, probably they smuggled smuggling across the border, chtoli co-workers, brought passengers in a hanging tank. They write all nonsense. Pilots, people feel sorry for the earth rest in peace!
    Here the Swiss give themselves a fig - "Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports" !!!
    Three ministries in one, that’s what I understand, saving!
  9. Migari
    Migari 24 October 2013 11: 50
    +1
    Everything is strange, apparently the exact information has not yet reached the press, so they slammed the raw information, the main thing is who is ahead, there could be one pilot and two in the spark, sorry for the flyers.
  10. SkiF_RnD
    SkiF_RnD 24 October 2013 16: 22
    0
    I’ve read a lot of things in our press, but about the Fighter (F \ A-18 is still an I-B, isn't it?) With PASSENGERS on board, not once. I recall the Tu-22 with a cow in the bomb bay ...
    1. eagle11
      eagle11 26 October 2013 04: 10
      0
      To be completely accurate, the attack fighter.
      1. SkiF_RnD
        SkiF_RnD 28 October 2013 22: 43
        0
        Not at all. As I understand it, you are hinting at a letter in the title? So in spite of this letter, this is not an attack aircraft. It is a supersonic fighter-bomber. It's a big question with its designation. The aircraft carriers did not have aircraft with the letter B at all (correct if that). A, F, C and others, but not bombers. I am not familiar with the topic of the Yankee designation system in the navy, but I will assume that the way the FA-18 (exactly like that, and not F \ A-18, it appears in official documents) replaced the skyhooks and intruders (which had the designations A-4 and A-6), it was A that was added to the "extermination" letter. I think that was the case. By its design and concept, the aircraft has nothing to do with attack aircraft.
  11. alone
    alone 24 October 2013 19: 26
    0
    in 15 years, only two crashes. This suggests that the technical staff of the Swiss Air Force does not eat their bread for nothing