Fuel exhaustion Accident Piper PA-31-310 Navajo OY-BZD, 16 Aug 1992
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28788
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Owner/operator:Copenhagen Airtaxi
Registration: OY-BZD
MSN: 31-7401266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S Hammarö, Lake Vänern -   Sweden
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Roskilde, Denmark (EKRK)
Destination airport:Karlstad, Sweden (ESOK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Everybody on the flight except for passenger/PNF in right seat was engaged in trotting sport and the purpose for the trip was to visit Karlstad Trotting Track. Whilst approaching Karlstad, the pilot reported that he was low on fuel. The pilot commenced a straight in approach, but whilst still some 7 nautical miles short of the airfield, both engines failed due to fuel exhaustion, and the aircraft crashed into Lake Vänern, having run out of fuel. Five of the eight persons on board (pilot (PF) and four passengers) were killed in the crash or drowned when trying to swim to an islet abt 200m from the crash site.


1. http://forum.flyghistoria.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=14675
2. http://www.oy-reg.dk/register/1364.html
5. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
6. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1554218
7. https://www.danishaircraft.dk/?inc=show&showid=OY-BZD&page=75
8. https://ribewiki.dk/da/Piper_Navajo_OY-BZD_16._aug._1992_V%C3%A4nern_ved_Karlstad

SHK Crash Investigation https://www.havkom.se/utredningar/civil-luftfart/totalhaveri-med-flygplan-oy-bzd-typ-piper-pa-31-navajo-i-vaenern-s-karlstad-flygplats (Swedish)


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Aug-2010 04:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Aug-2010 12:13 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Aug-2011 11:20 Masen63 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2015 18:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Sep-2017 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]
10-Oct-2017 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2018 20:11 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2023 05:30 Masen63 Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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