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Teenage boys and pilot died in Swiss plane crash after boy was given the controls

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Teenage boys and pilot died in Swiss plane crash after boy was given the controls

Two 14-year-old boys and their adult pilot died in a plane crash after the man let one of the teens take the controls.

Swiss investigators say the pilot picked a risky flight path before making the decision to hand the controls to one of the boys, ultimately causing the crash.Teenage boys and pilot died in Swiss plane crash after boy was given the controls

A 17-year-old girl was seriously hurt when the Piper PA-28 came down in southeastern Switzerland in 2017.

The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board said in a report Friday the pilot had chosen a risky flight course.

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In addition, it said that ‘the pilot’s risky decision to hand the controls to the passenger (was) a direct contributing factor to the accident.’Teenage boys and pilot died in Swiss plane crash after boy was given the controls

It added that he hadn’t trained as a flight instructor.

The crash happened around 10 minutes after takeoff. The teens were taking part in a flying club’s annual camp

The report said the club didn’t intend passengers to take the controls.

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