1968 Plane Wreckage Found On Swiss Glacier

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Geneva, Switzerland — Wreckage from a plane that crashed in the Swiss Alps in 1968 has been discovered on a glacier more than 54 years on, police said Friday.

The pieces emerged on the Aletsch Glacier in the southwestern Wallis canton, near the Jungfrau and Monch mountain peaks.

Wallis police said the wreckage was discovered on Thursday, August 4.

“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,” police said.

The 24 Heures regional newspaper said that on board were a teacher, a chief medical offic…

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