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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Saturday 15 January 1977
Time:08:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 838 Viscount
Operating for:Linjeflyg
Leased from:Skyline Sweden
Registration: SE-FOZ
C/n / msn: 372
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:12208
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) NW of Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA) (   Sweden)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jönköping-Axamo Airport (JKG/ESGJ), Sweden
Destination airport:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sweden
Flightnumber: 618
The Linjeflyg flight originated at Kristianstad (KID) with stops at Växjö (VXO) and Jönköping (JKG) en route to Stockholm (BMA).
The aircraft suddenly pitched down from an altitude of 1150 feet, went into a vertical dive and crashed on a parking lot in the Kälvesta neighbourhood.
Because the no. 2 and no. 3 engines had been running with reduced power for a long time, the anti-ice system temperature was too low.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Ice on the leading edge of the stabilizer resulted in flow separation and stabilizer stall.

Loss of control

» Flight International 05 November 1977 (1343)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jönköping-Axamo Airport to Stockholm-Bromma Airport as the crow flies is 284 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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