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Switzerland bans commercial Ju-52 flights after deadly crash


  • World
  • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is withdrawing a tourist airline's commercial licence to carry paying passengers in its vintage planes after a crash in the Swiss Alps last year killed 20 people, the country's government said on Tuesday.

Seventeen Swiss and three Austrians were aboard a trimotor Junker JU-52 aircraft, built in the 1930s as a military aircraft and later used by a Swiss tour operator for scenic flights, when it crashed on Aug. 5.

   

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