Swiss army aircraft goes missing

Source
Xinhuanet
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-09-13

GENEVA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- A Swiss army PC-7 aircraft that took off on Tuesday morning has been reported missing and a search is underway for the plane and pilot.

Local media reported that the small Pilatus propeller plane took off from an air base in the canton of Vaud just after 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) local time on Tuesday morning, but failed to land in its destination at the expected time.

According to local radio report, these kinds of small planes are usually not constantly monitored by radar in Switzerland. They are also not equipped with ejector seats.

 

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