54 years after, lost plane wreck, bodies, discovered in Switzerland region

Oviri Kelvin, Abuja

Pieces of a lost plane wreck and bodies have been discovered from the glaciers in Switzerland as a resultant effect of the scorching sun that melted the iced surface lately.

Reports say the wrecked plane is that of Piper Cherokee which crashed in that location on June 30, 1968.

According to local police officers, investigation was initiated to ascertain the specific plane whose wrecks alongside two skeletons were found in Aletsch Glacier in Wallis canton, near the Jungfrau and Monch mountain peaks, and will culminate in a recovery process soon.

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A local police officer said, “Investigations have determined that the parts were from the wreckage of a Piper Cherokee, registration HB-OYL, which crashed at this location on June 30, 1968.”

“Recovery work will be undertaken as soon as possible,” the officer added.

The discovery which came to public awareness on Thursdays last week, following the police statement, was first witnessed by a mountain guide after hiking routes around the area were changed to account for melting snow and ice.

More revelation by a newspaper in Switzerland, 24 Heures, asserts that three Zurich passengers on board the crashed plane comprising a teacher, chief medical officer and his son, had their bodies discovered at the time the devastating incident occurred.

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