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Swiss police confirm 20 dead in WWII vintage plane crash

Aug 05. 2018
File photo: The Junker JU52 HB-HOT // Photo from www.old.hermannkeist.ch
File photo: The Junker JU52 HB-HOT // Photo from www.old.hermannkeist.ch
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By Agence France-Presse
Flims, Suisse

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Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside, police said Sunday.

"The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished," police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference.

    The Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, built in Germany in 1939 and now a collectors' item, crashed into the Piz Segnas mountain in the east of the country on Saturday.

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