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Accident description
Last updated: 27 September 2016
Date:Saturday 23 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Braathens SAFE
Registration: LN-SUY
C/n / msn: 11011
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:8228
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) W of Oslo (   Norway)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:┼lesund-Vigra Airport (AES/ENAL), Norway
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Braathens flight 239 turned some 10 NM ahead of the ILS-procedure for runway 06 while having private communications regarding Christmas with the ACC-controller. The F-28 also descended below MSA and lowered the gear and flaps as it was established on the ILS. It then flew into the woods more than 4 NM off course in darkness and fog. Possible cause of the accident was either a controlled short-cut towards the ILS or/incl. false ILS-signals in that area.

» Willem Wendt

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Flyhavarikommisjon - Norway
report status: Final
report number: Final Report
report released:17 December 1975
duration of investigation: 2 years and 12 months
download report: Final Report


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Distance from ┼lesund-Vigra Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 379 km (237 miles).

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