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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25505
Last updated: 14 October 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Owner/operator:Twin Air
Registration: SE-GDN
C/n / msn: 31-730552
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kvickberget mountains, 8 km NW of Sundsvall/Härnösand airport -   Sweden
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sundsvall-Timrå Airport (SDL/ESNN)
Destination airport:Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT/ESGG)
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.

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.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-May-2011 02:23 Masen63 Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2015 20:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2015 21:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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