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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Fecha:jueves 11 marzo 1982
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Widerøes Flyveselskap
Registración: LN-BNK
Numéro de série: 568
Año de Construcción: 1977
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:80 km (50 milles) E de la costa de Nortkapp (   Noruega)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Berlevåg Airport (BVG/ENBV), Noruega
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mehamn Airport (MEH/ENMR), Noruega
Número de Vuelo: 933
The Twin Otter crashed into the sea following a failure of the fin and rudder at 2000-2500 feet. in moderate turbulence.
The accident was ordered investigated again in November 2002 after witnesses claimed to have seen a pair of British Harrier jet fighters on a Cold War mission in the same area. A retired Norwegian air traffic controller said one of the Harrier pilots requested an immediate landing because of technical problems after the Twin Otter crashed.

Probable Cause:

ORIGINAL PROBABLE CAUSE: Overload due to a combination of clear air turbulence, local whirlwind, mountain wave and the pilots spontaneous improper actions.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Berlevåg Airport to Mehamn Airport as the crow flies is 47 km (29 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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