Narrative:The DC-9, named "Reidar Viking", was operating on flight 370, departing Oslo for a flight to Alta with an intermediate stop at Troms°. At 23:18 the crew was cleared for takeoff from runway 24. The takeoff run was normal and the DC-9 rotated at VR (125kts). At that moment the stall warning system activated. Although the speed had increased to 140 knots, the pilot decided to abort the takeoff. The remaining 1100m however was not enough to bring the aircraft to a halt. The reversers did not deploy completely and the aircraft overran the runway and onto the ice covered Oslofjord. The DC-9 came to rest 20m from the bank of the fjord. All occupants evacuated before the plane broke through the ice and sank 20 minutes later. It appeared that this particular aircraft had suffered from false stall warnings a couple of times in the past few days. Investigation revealed that ice had accumulated in the pitot tubes.
|Date:||Tuesday 30 January 1973|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-21|
|Operator:||Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS|
|C/n / msn:|| 47304/440|
|First flight:|| 1969|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-11|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU) (Norway)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway|
|Destination airport:||Troms°/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC), Norway|
» Jet-Airliner Unfńlle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Oslo-Fornebu Airport to Troms°/Langnes Airport as the crow flies is 1146 km (716 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.