Swissair Flight 306

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Swissair Flight 306
Absturzstelle SR 306.jpg
Crash site of SR 306 near Dürrenäsch
Accident
DateSeptember 4, 1963
SummaryIn-flight fire leading to hydraulic failure and loss of control
Sitenear Dürrenäsch, Switzerland
47°19′N 8°09′E / 47.317°N 8.150°E / 47.317; 8.150Coordinates: 47°19′N 8°09′E / 47.317°N 8.150°E / 47.317; 8.150
Aircraft
Aircraft typeSud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Aircraft nameSchaffhausen
OperatorSwissair
RegistrationHB-ICV
Flight originZurich Airport
StopoverGeneva International Airport
DestinationFiumicino Airport
Passengers74
Crew6
Fatalities80
Survivors0

Swissair Flight SR306, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III, named Schaffhausen, was a scheduled international flight from Zürich to Rome, via Geneva. It crashed near Dürrenäsch, Aargau, on September 4, 1963, shortly after take-off, killing all 80 people on board.[1]

  1. ^ "Swissair 306 air crash". Pilotfriend.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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