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Accident description
Last updated: 17 January 2017
Date:Saturday 26 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 300
Operator:Icelandair Flugfélag Islands
Registration: TF-FIL
C/n / msn: 10356
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:5419
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vagar, Faroe Islands (   Denmark)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bergen-Flesland Airport (BGO/ENBR), Norway
Destination airport:Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE/EKVG), Denmark
The aircraft crashed into a mountain at 1500 feet while descending after holding for 20 minutes at the MY beacon.

» Willem Wendt
» Eugene Register-Guard - Sep 27, 1970


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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 Bergen-Flesland Airport to Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport as the crow flies is 692 km (432 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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