Monday at around 16:30 (local time) an F/A-18 C (single seat) of the Swiss Air Force has been missing in the Alps area. Rescue team was immediately activated.

UPDATE Wednesday

  • Swiss find dead pilot from crashed Air Force F/A-18.

UPDATE Tuesday

  • Swiss search parties have found crashed air force fighter jet, still seeking pilot, Swiss Defense Ministry says.
  • Helicopters continue search for Swiss Air Force F/A-18 single-seater jet missing over the Susten Pass.

UPDATE Monday – Press conference swiss army

  • Can’t look for the pilot due to weather conditions.
  • It was a Training flight with two aircrafts, it was the 2nd one which is lost, flight by instruments.
  • Still no contact to pilot. Airport Meiringen closed for jets tomorrow.
  • Crew for searching on ground, but no helicopter or aircraft.


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