Airplane Crash - Durrenasch, Aargau, Switzerland 09/04/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Durrenasch, Aargau, Switzerland


Date09/04/1963
Time06:22
LocationDurrenasch, Aargau, Switzerland
OperatorSwissair
Flight #306
RouteZurich - Geneva
TypeSud-Aviation Caravelle III
RegistrationHG-ICV
Cn/In147
Aboard80
Fatalities80
Ground0
SummaryPrior to departure from Zurich Airport, the pilot,, without authorization, taxied half way down the runway in order to clear fog. The aircraft then went back to the beginning of the runway and took off only to crash 10 minutes later, 15 miles WSW of Zurich. Braking done during the fog clearing procedure overheated the brakes which led to the wheel flange splitting and a burst tire which damaged a fuel line which caused a fire to start which ultimately led to the loss of control of the aircraft.

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