Narrative: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.
|Date:||Saturday 23 December 1972|
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
|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:||Ålesund-Vigra Airport (AES/ENAL), Norway|
|Destination airport:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway|
» Willem Wendt
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Distance from Ålesund-Vigra Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 379 km (237 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.