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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190784
Last updated: 6 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B736 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-683
Owner/operator:SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Registration: LN-RPA
C/n / msn: 28290/100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL/ENGM) -   Norway
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tromsų/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
Destination airport:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL/ENGM)
Investigating agency: AIBN
SAS Flight SK4403, a Boeing 737-600, was a scheduled flight from Tromso Langnes Airport to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. It was the first flight of the aircraft that day. There had been a lot of snow during the night and there was still heavy snowfall and strong winds at the airport when the crew arrived at the aircraft. Snow had penetrated into all corners. The commander had many years of experience flying out of Tromso, and stated that he rarely had seen similar conditions, even in Tromso, where weather conditions can be especially wintry.
The aircraft was de-iced and the flight departed Tromso.
Cruising altitude en route to Oslo was flight level FL400. The outdoor temperature at cruising altitude was -55 ° C. The trip south towards Gardermoen proceeded normally and lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes. The commander was the Pilot Flying and commenced the ILS approach to runway 01R at Gardermoen. The autopilot and auto-throttle were disconnected at about 700 ft. Immediately after the disconnection of the autopilot the controls felt normal. When the plane came down to a height of 20 ft above the runway and the pilot began to pull back on the elevator control to start leveling off of the plane. The controls felt stuck and he had to use considerable force on the elevator control to "break it loose." A normal landing was made when control was regained.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of LN-RPA courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
11 April 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

21-Oct-2016 08:19 harro Added

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