On Friday, March 6, 1970, the founder of the Bavaria airline, Max Schwabe, had an accident with his Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream 1 (D-INAH) near the tourist resort of St. Moritz.
Jetstream, which took off from Munich Airport, suffered turbine damage on engine 1 on its approach about 3 km from St. Moritz-Samedan Airport in Switzerland and was therefore unable to maneuver. The experienced pilot and former European aerobatic champion, Max W. Schwabe, nevertheless lost control of the plane, which consequently crashed in front of the land destination Engadin Airport - the highest airport in Europe (1,707 m above sea level).
The two crew members and all nine passengers were killed in the accident. Among the victims was Max Schwabe, the founder of Bavaria, and his family.