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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Saturday 25 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Maersk Air
Registration: OY-APD
C/n / msn: 10437
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:9122
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE) (   Denmark)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE/EKVG), Denmark
The F-27 landed at Vagar runway 31 with a 9kt crosswind and 6 knots tailwind component. About 950m after touchdown the aircraft started veering to the left. The aircraft ran off the runway and struck high terrain 85m left of the runway. The 1100m runway was covered with water and ice at the time of the accident.

» Willem Wendt


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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.
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