3 die in Switzerland plane crash

2013-07-24 12:00

Basel - Three Swiss men died when their small aircraft crashed in central Switzerland, police said on Wednesday.

The accident happened on Tuesday evening soon after the plane took off from Kaegiswil airport in Sarnen, in the canton of Obwalden.

There was a strong thunderstorm at the time, but it was unclear if the weather played a role, a prosecutor told Swiss news agency sda.

Two men died immediately, while the third died from severe injuries overnight.