Boy, 14, crashed, killed himself and two others on board after pilot let him take the controls while flying over Switzerland, research finds
- Adult pilot and two 14-year-old boys died when the plane crashed in Switzerland
- Girl, 17, was also seriously injured in the tragedy that took place in 2017
- Researchers say that the pilot chose a risky flight path and then transferred the control to the boy
- Teenagers who participated in the flight club camp, but who do not control planes
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Two 14-year-old boys and their adult pilot died in a plane crash after the man had one of the teenagers take control.
Swiss researchers say that the pilot has chosen a risky flight path before deciding to give control to one of the boys, which ultimately causes the crash.
A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured when the Piper PA-28 came down in Southeastern Switzerland in 2017.
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Two 14-year-old boys and a pilot were killed in the crash of 2017, and a 17-year-old girl was injured
Researchers say that the pilot, who was not a trained instructor, chose a risky escape route and then handed over control of the plane to one of the boys before it crashed
The Swiss Transport Safety Investigation Board said in a report that Friday the pilot had chosen a risky flight course.
Moreover, it said that the risky decision of the pilot to transfer the controls to the passenger was a direct contributing factor to the accident. & # 39;
It added that he had not trained as a flight instructor.
The crash happened about 10 minutes after takeoff. The teenagers took part in the annual camp of a flying club
The report said that the club was not planning to take the passengers controls.