A PILOT has been found dead following a massive search operation after a military plane went missing in the Swiss Alps.
A search and rescue operation was launched after a PC-7 military aircraft vanished while flying over the mountains.
The plan set off on Tuesday morning, around 8.30m, on a routine training flight from Payerne airfield in the canton of Vaud.
The plane was scheduled to land in Locarno, in the canton of Ticino, jut an hour later but never arrived.
After seeing the area, rescuers found the wreckage several hours later, around 4pm, on the Schreckhorn above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland.