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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194785
Last updated: 21 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SB32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab J 32B Lansen
Owner/operator:Swedair AB
Registration: SE-DCM
C/n / msn: 32.616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vidsel Missile Test Range Area -   Sweden
Phase: En route
Departure airport:ESPE
Destination airport:ESPE
Towing target, a J35F Draken fires a RB 27 rocket (SAAB license bult AIM-26B Falcon) but the angle of attack is to steep and the rocket locks on to the towing a/c. The rocket explodes under the tail of the Lansen. The a/c looses hydraulic pressure but is controllable and a wheels-down landing with engine power is carried out, the a/c lacks brakes and ends up in the arresting net. Crew safe.
The airframe is used for a study on combat damage repair for about a year, repaired and returned to service (as target tow). The a/c is preserved at RFN Museum, Vidsel.


Revision history:

13-Apr-2017 16:59 Masen63 Added

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