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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16687
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
Registration: LN-UXM
C/n / msn: 28-4367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hendvika, Averøya -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:ENOL
Destination airport:ENAL
The plane with pilot and three passengers, all military personel, were en route between Ørlandet and Vigra airports, when weather detoriated with snow showers. The plane was heard trough the weather flying at very low altitude, when an increasing engine sound, followed by the sound of a a crash was heard. The plane was later found and recovered from the sea floor, at 70 metres deep, with its flaps extended. Observations made by ear-vitnesses and SAR (Search And Rescue) participants, suggest that the plane descended to low altitude and low speed for the pilot to maintain visual ground contact. Terrain appeared suddenly ahead of the plane, forcing the pilot to initialize an immidiate climb . The heavy load, combined with low speed caused the the plane to stall and flick. The picures from the recovery indicates that the plane had hit the water by its side, tearing off one wing, and bending the nose section over to one side.


Norwegian Civil Aircraft since 1919 / K. Hagby, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 2 7)
Narrative by ear witnessess and SAR personell

Revision history:

25-Mar-2008 13:00 ASN archive Added
15-Apr-2008 08:11 Toreadore Updated

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