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Last updated: 19 June 2018
Datum:dinsdag 11 juli 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Norwegian Air Force - RNoAF
Registratie: 67-056
Constructienummer: 56
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:15 km (9.4 mijl) NNW of Harstad (   Noorwegen)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bardufoss Airport (BDU/ENDU), Noorwegen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Stokmarknes-Skagen Airport (SKN/ENSK), Noorwegen
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 transport plane, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, was destroyed when it crashed near Harstad, Norway. All 14 passengers and three crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a flight from Bardufoss (BDU) to Bodø (BOO) via Skagen (SKN). At Bardufoss the pilot was advised to cut out Skagen because of bad weather, and instead continue directly to Bodø. However, the pilot decided to head to Skagen, taking off at 15:18.
At 15:43 the airplane struck Lille Tussen Mountain (800 m) on Grytøya Island, some 20 metres below the summit. The plane had drifted somewhat to the north and should have passed over the south-east end of the island on a west/south westerly course.
It appeared that the pilot had insufficient rest following a party the night before. Also, the blood alcohol concentration was 1-1,5 permille.

» Gunnar Flak
» Norwegian Pictorial Review - 3rd quarter 1972
» Per Overgaard


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bardufoss Airport en Stokmarknes-Skagen Airport bedraagt 150 km (93 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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