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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199805
Last updated: 11 September 2020
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Time:16:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: LN-ABF
C/n / msn: 1485
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Furnes, between Hamar and Brumundal -   Norway
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Hamar Airport (HMR/ENHA)
Destination airport:Hamar Airport (HMR/ENHA)
Investigating agency: AIBN
The commander had bought RV-4, LN-ABF one month before the accident, and by himself done familiarization on the aircraft model. He had only four hours of flight experience with the airplane. On the 19th of September 2017 the commander flew together with a passenger on a sightseeing trip from Hamar airport Stafsberg. Video recording from the tower building at Stafsberg shows that the airplane was on a long final to runway 15, but the flight descent profile was unstable. At an altitude of approximately 300 ft (AGL), 10 seconds before the accident, the airplane stalled. Five seconds before the accident the airplane rolled to the right and ended up near completely inverted before it entered the initial phase of a spin with the belly down. Before the airplane hit the ground, damage on the wreckage indicates that the spin rotation decreased somewhat. The airplane rotated a total of 330 degrees before it hit the ground with a steep nose angle. Both persons on board deceased.

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) considers that the commander had not acquired sufficient flight experience on RV-4, LN-ABF. This resulted in the commander not managing to avoid loss of control.


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


Revision history:

19-Sep-2017 16:04 Whiteshark Added
19-Sep-2017 16:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Sep-2017 16:31 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2017 16:40 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2017 18:14 whiteshark Updated [Time]
19-Sep-2017 19:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Sep-2017 19:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Photo, ]
21-Sep-2017 08:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Sep-2017 06:48 chrkNO Updated [Narrative]
11-Sep-2020 16:51 harro Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, Accident report, ]

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