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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Thursday 26 May 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Star Air A/S
Registration: OY-APE
C/n / msn: 10443
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:21120
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) W of Hannover Airport (HAJ) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Billund Airport (BLL/EKBI), Denmark
Destination airport:Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV), Germany
The F-27 took off from Billund for a flight to Nürnberg via Hannover. The crew were performing an ADF approach to Hannover runway 09R.
When the flaps were fully extended, the aircraft pitched up violently. The cargo shift back during power change for a go around. Flaps were set at 11deg instead of 26deg.

» Aerokurier 1/1991 (28)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/90 (#32)
» Willem Wendt


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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 Billund Airport to Hannover Airport as the crow flies is 364 km (227 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.
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