Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 14 April 1963
Time:11:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 759D Viscount
Operator:Icelandair Flugfélag Islands
Registration: TF-ISU
C/n / msn: 149
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) W of Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU) (   Norway) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Narrative:
The Viscount, on a flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik via Oslo and Bergen, crashed just 6km West of the Oslo runway 06.

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."

Classification:
Loss of control

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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.
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