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Five killed in Alpine plane crash

A rescue team inspects the wreck of the Cessna 340 which crashed at Dreckloch in the Swiss Alps Keystone

Swiss rescue teams have found a German-registered private plane, which crashed in the Swiss Alps on Monday. All five people on board died.

This content was published on August 22, 2000 - 16:43

Police said the plane had been found in the mountains of canton Glarus.

The plane - a Cessna 340 - took off from Albenga, in the Italian coastal region of Liguria, and was heading for the German city of Stuttgart. It is not known what caused the crash.

The identity of those on board has not been disclosed, but some reports say they were German.

Swiss air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane on Monday evening. No distress signal was sent.

An initial rescue operation was hindered by bad weather on Monday, and resumed early on Tuesday.

swissinfo with agencies

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