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Last updated: 24 March 2019
Date:Monday 8 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:Holmström Flyg
Registration: SE-IZO
C/n / msn: U-48
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Oskarshamn Airport (OSK) (   Sweden)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA), Sweden
Destination airport:Oskarshamn Airport (OSK/ESMO), Sweden
The Beech 99 was on short finals when it suddenly pitched up. It entered a steep dive to the left and crashed 150 m short of the runway 19 threshold and left of the extended centreline. The centre of gravity was probably too far aft due to weight disparity between passengers.

Centre of Gravity outside limits
Loss of control

» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/89 (#61)


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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 Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Oskarshamn Airport as the crow flies is 267 km (167 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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