40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary

Friends and relatives of more than 100 people from Somerset who died in an air crash in Switzerland are hoping to travel to the site next year to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.

The plane which set off from Bristol on 10 April 1973, crashed in a snow storm on a mountainside near Basel. People from Congresbury, Axbridge, Cheddar and Yatton were on board the plane for the day trip to Switzerland. 

TThe victims were mainly women from Somerset as the plane was on a shopping trip to Switzerland and had taken off from the then Lulsgate Airport – now Bristol Airport.

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