Date & Time: Jul 24, 1957 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Percival P.50 Prince
Registration:
HB-HOF
Flight Type:
Topographic
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bern - Samedan
MSN:
P54/042
YOM:
1952
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was performing a flight from Bern-Belpmoos Airport to Samedan on behalf of the 'Service Technique du Département Militaire Fédéral - Mensuration Cadastrale Suisse'. On final approach to Samedan Airport, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located five km short of runway 21. One occupant was killed while two others were rescued. It is reported that the loss of control was caused by an engine failure on final.