Switzerland’s Crossair suffered its second fatal accident in less than two years on November 24, when one of the regional airline’s Avro RJ100s crashed into a wooded area on approach to Zurich Airport, killing 24 of the 33 on board. Flight LX3597, en route from Berlin, went down during a snow shower shortly after 10 p.m., some two miles short of Zurich’s 8,200-ft Runway 28. The Crossair pilot reportedly could not use either of the airport’s ILS approaches due to a recently enacted ban on flights below 10,000 ft in German airspace into Zurich from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Crossair Avro RJ100 crash kills 24
- May 22, 2008, 5:49 AM