ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25505
Last updated: 28 February 2017
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Narrative:Two minutes after taking off the pilot was observed not following the correct flight path. When asked the pilot indicated he was having problems with his compass. He was advised to turn 90 degrees and climb as soon as possible to avoid terrain. There was no further radio contact. The plane crashed into the southern slopes of the Kvickberget mountains. The pilot was not qualified to fly at night and had 2 disorders which would have disqualified him from flying.
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
|C/n / msn:|| 31-730552|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kvickberget mountains, 8 km NW of Sundsvall/Härnösand airport -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sundsvall-Timrå Airport (SDL/ESNN)|
|Destination airport:||Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT/ESGG)|
Accident attributed to Loss of control of the aircraft in IMC. Contributing factors were, poor weather, insufficient flight preparation, misaligned navigation system, the pilot distrusted the flight instruments and the plane was overloaded and tail-heavy. All eight persons on board (pilot and seven passengers) were killed.
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||Dr. John Smith
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||Dr. John Smith