ALL 20 passengers on-board a crashed flight in the Swiss Alps have died, according to reports.


By Martin Coulter

There are currently no details on casualties but the Ju-52 can carry up to 17 passengers, two passengers and a flght attendant.

The airline posteda statement online: “We have the sad duty to announce that one of our Ju-52 aircraft had an accident today.

“At the moment, no further information is available.


SEARCH: The crash happened on the west of the Piz Segnas mountain, south-east of Liechtenstein

“The JU-Air team is deeply saddened and thinks of the passengers, the crew and families and friends of the victims.”

Police said a large rescue mission had been deployed to the scene of the crash, including five helicopters.

Earlier on Saturday, a small plane carrying two parents and their two children crashed in the nearby canton of Nidwalden.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

Based out of Duebendorf in canton Zurich, JU-AIR offers sightseeing and adventure flights around the Alps.


TRAGIC: The airline is known for its extravagant tours

The airline said it was suspending flights until further notice.

The cause of the crash, which occurred hours after a family of four was killed when their small plane went down further west in the Alps, is under investigation.

The airspace above the crash site was closed by the Federal Office for Civil Aviation and access to popular hiking trails in the surrounding area was blocked.