Date: July, 20th 1935
Type: Douglas DC-2-115E
Where: Pian San Giacome, Tessin, Swiss.
Report Date: -
PH-AKG Douglas DC-2-115E KLM, aircraft named "Gaai".
20.07.35 Pian San Giacome (Swiss) on a scheduled flight
Milan (Italy)-Frankfurt (Germany)- Amsterdam
The aircraft came in heavy showers and a thunderstorm
over Swiss. The captain was forced to land the aircraft
due to wing icing. It flew from the South into the
Moesa-valley, where it circled for about 15 minutes
in order to find a place to land. Finally the captain
descided to make a belly-landing with flaps out.
The landing failed because of low clouds, and the
aircraft crashed into trees on a slope near Pian San
Giacome, Tessin, Swiss. It was destroyed, all 3
flightcrew, 1 cabincrew and 9 passengers were killed.
reference: RLD (the Dutch CAA).