Narrative:The Viscount, on a flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik via Oslo and Bergen, crashed just 6km West of the Oslo runway 06.
|Date:||Sunday 14 April 1963|
|Type:||Vickers 759D Viscount|
|Operator:||Icelandair Flugfélag Islands|
|C/n / msn:|| 149|
|First flight:|| 1956|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||6 km (3.8 mls) W of Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU) (Norway)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark|
|Destination airport:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident to TF-ISU is assumed to have been caused by the fact that, during the approach to Fornebu, the pilot lost control of the aircraft at such a low height that recovery was not possible. From the evidence available, it has not been possible for the Commission to determine why this happened. There are possibilities, however, that the cause may have been that ice formed on the stabilizer or that the propellers went over to ground fine pitch. The Commission considers that the latter hypothesis is slightly more than the former."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.