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Memorial service held in Basel for victims of Crossair crash

Relatives and friends of the victims of Monday's Crossair crash near Zurich gathered at Basel Cathedral for a special memorial service today. Two Crossair employees lit candles for each of the ten victims, three of whom were crew members.

This content was published on January 14, 2000 - 18:44

Relatives and friends of the victims of Monday's Crossair crash near Zurich gathered at Basel Cathedral for a special memorial service today. Two Crossair employees lit candles for each of the ten victims, three of whom were crew members. The government was represented by the transport minister, Moritz Leuenberger.

The head of Crossair, Moritz Suter, was also there to pay his respects. He said he was deeply saddened by what had happened, and promised the families of the victims that he would leave no stone unturned in finding out what caused the crash.

The service was relayed live to the German city of Dresden. The plane was bound for the city, when it went down just after take-off from Zurich-Kloten airport. There were no survivors.

It is not known what caused the crash. The flight data and cockpit voice recorders are being analysed at a special laboratory in Canada. Results are expected next Tuesday at the earliest.

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