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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147568
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Time:1227 LT
Type:Cessna 172RG Cutlass
Registration: D-EIYL
C/n / msn: 172RG0886
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bjugn, in the Norwegian county of South Troendelag -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leknes ENLK LKN
Destination airport:Trondheim ENVA TRD
A German light aircraft was en route from Lofoten to Trondheim with three people on board. The flight was to be conducted in accordance with the visual flight rules (VFR) but, in Nord-Trøndelag county, the aircraft entered an area of reduced visibility. The aircraft was observed flying low over hilly terrain where the highest peaks were shrouded in fog. One witness heard the engine noise increase and saw the aircraft climb until it crashed about half way up the steep terrain at the southern end of Søvatnet lake in Bjugn municipality. The occupants were fatally injured in the accident. The aircraft was destroyed.

The AIBN has concluded that this was a weather-related accident. The flight continued into an area with marginal weather conditions instead of turning in due time. The investigation has shown that the air traffic services informed the commander that there was poor visibility along the coast, and better conditions further inland. No request for assistance or distress call was registered from the aircraft at any time.


Revision history:

10-Aug-2012 09:58 gerard57 Added
10-Aug-2012 12:25 asyl Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Aug-2012 06:25 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2012 00:50 Kaminkatze Updated [Source]
12-Aug-2012 00:50 copi Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
13-Aug-2012 05:39 Kaminkatze Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2013 17:36 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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