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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217379
Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Time:c. 15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: LN-AAL
C/n / msn: 21149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N of Meråker-Øyan airstrip, Trøndelag -   Norway
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Trondheim-Værnes Airport (TRD/ENVA)
Destination airport:Meråker-Øyan airstrip
Investigating agency: AIBN
The aircraft impacted dense wooden (forest) terrain 700 meters from a flight strip in Meråker. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants, two brothers (54 & 59), from the Værnes flyklubb were fatally injured. The owner was one of the deceased. According to flight plan they flew via Selbu and Tydal for later to do a landing at Meraaker airstrip Oeian. The intention was therafter to return to Vaernes. The last time the pilot was in contact with air traffic service (Vaernes Approach) was approximately at 1400 hrs and they agreed that the pilot should take contact on the local frequency in use at Oeian. Approximately half an hour later, the Joint Rescue Center notified that the emergency locator beacon belonging to LN-AAL was activated.

AIBN Key findings:
AIBN believes the special weather phenomena were contributing factors to the accident. There was a strong inversion in Central Norway combined with unusual wind conditions, where there was hardly any wind at ground level at Øian while at the same time a southeasterly breeze at higher altitudes. Calculations have shown that there may have been strong downbursts and rotor winds near Øian Airfield on this particular day. The AIBN finds it likely that the commander shortly after take-off initiated a left turn and unexpectedly entered this weather phenomenon, thus losing control of the aircraft. This happened at a low altitude, making it impossible for the commander to regain control.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Nov-2018 18:52 asyl Added
07-Nov-2018 19:31 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 20:18 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Plane category]
07-Nov-2018 20:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
08-Nov-2018 13:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Nov-2018 13:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Nov-2018 16:35 asyl Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2018 12:55 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 17:00 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2020 15:10 Whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Source]
20-Apr-2020 15:12 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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