There are early reports that an aircraft crashed into a mountain in the Neuchatel region of Switzerland this afternoon, Saturday, May 20.

Multiple victims are believed to have lost their lives in the horror crash that reportedly occurred at around 10:20am local time.

The plane is said to have crashed in a remote location around 1,000 metres above sea-level, making it initially very difficult for the emergency services to access.

First responders are currently at the crash site, which has subsequently been cordoned off. An investigation in the circumstances surrounding the accident has reportedly been launched.

No official cause has been given for the accident. According to, a local police spokesperson said that before the news can be released they must first inform the families of the victims.

Confirmation of the crash site has not been given but local news outlets pointed to a location in the Les Points-de-Marlet mountain region. According to Aviation Safety the aircraft is thought to have been a privately-owned tourist plane but again, no further onformation has been released.

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