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BBC Reporting Swiss Plane Crash In Libya!  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12594 posts, RR: 34
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

The BBC's Ceefax teletext service is reporting that "a Swiss owned aircraft with 41 on board has crashed into the sea off Libya. The Swiss air accident investigation bureau said the time and precise location were not yet known.

I checked the OAG guide and there is a Swissair flight to Tripoli today. SR 229 to ZRH was scheduled to leave TIP at 1715. It's showing as a 320, but with 41 on board, it could be a 319.

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User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

What i know is that SR is mostly flying the A319 to TIP.



User currently offlineBird Strike From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Aircraft was lost at 1430 libyan time. It was owned by Avisto AG Charter.

User currently offlineShamrock From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

NBC just reported it here in the United States but they are saying it was a charter, not a regularly scheduled flight.

Can anyone confirm if it was Swissair? God forbid they have another fatal crash in less than two years!


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

I don't think it's a SR flight, Nothing yet on CNN!

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12594 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I've just been at PPRuNET; the aircraft was not in fact Swissair, but a private charter company called Avisto; it operates a Shorts 360 and a Fokker F28-2000. The latest report is 15 dead. The F28 is registered HB-AAS.

My apologies.


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

c The Associated Press


BERN, Switzerland (AP) - A Swiss-owned plane with 41 people aboard crashed in Libya today, officials said, adding there were reports of fatalities.

The plane, which belongs to the Avisto AG charter company, went down at 2:30 p.m. It was not immediately clear where the crash occurred.

An official of the Swiss Transportation Ministry said it had received unconfirmed reports that 15 people were killed.

The nationalities of the passengers was not immediately known, but the Swiss Foreign Ministry said it understood there were no Swiss among the victims.

A spokeswoman for the Swiss air accident investigation bureau, which confirmed the crash, said it would send an expert to Libya on Friday to investigate.

Air traffic officials said they had identified the plane as belonging to Avisto.

On Monday, a twin-engine airplane belonging to the Swiss regional airline Crossair crashed in a field shortly after leaving Zurich's main airport en route to Dresden, Germany, killing all 10 people aboard.

AP-NY-01-13-00 1152ESTA


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Here we go,

The BBC says that it went off about 1430 local time, the Shorts 360 that Avisto owned went of the coast of Libya. It was chartered by the Sirte Oil Company to transport workers between it's headquarters and it's various oil fields. Unconfirmed reports say there was 38 passengers, two pilots, and one flight attendant on board, and an estimated 15 people had been killed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk for the whole of the story.

Moi,
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlinePilatus From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

A Shorts 360-300 from the Swiss company Avisto crashed off the coast of Lybia during the landing approach. The flight was from Tripolis to the Marsa Oil-field. There were 38 technicians and a crew of 3 on board.
Avisto doesn't fly any charters or sheduled flights, they are responsible for technical supports of a/c's and assistance in other technical subjects.


User currently offlineBird Strike From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Heard the shorts had both engines inoperative and attempted ditching, 15 unconfirmed casualties...

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

The aircraft involved must be HB-AAM (Sh.3763), the one-but final Shorts aircraft ever made, it was delivered new in sept. 1990 to Avisto. Of the 165 Sd.360s built, it's only the second fatal crash (the first one was a Philippine Airlines machine in 1987) so please no comments no wonder an old rattle-trap like this had to crash.
Info: http://people.a2000.nl/sverb



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineGoa340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

there are some rumors that the aircraft might not have had enough fuel or that the fuel was contamminated, given that loosing two engines at the same time has almost 0 probability....

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