Teenagers and pilot died in a Swiss plane crash after the boy had received the controls

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

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

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

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.

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