On 11 June 2018, after 2 p.m. a helicopter type Ecureuil AS 350 B3 of Lions Air Skymedia AG crashed during a cargo transport flight in the area of Surenen in the canton of Uri. The pilot, who was alone in the helicopter at that time, could unfortunately only be slavaged dead by the emergency forces. The deceased was an very experienced Swiss pilot.

The cantonal police of Uri, headed by the public prosecutor's office, and the Swiss safety investigation authority SUST are investigating on the accident. At present, no information can be provided on the cause or course of the accident.

Lions Air Skymedia AG and its employees are deeply hurt. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the pilot's family.


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