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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232436
Last updated: 10 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA 42 NG Twin Star
Owner/operator:RiVe Juridiska Byrå AB
Registration: SE-MLL
MSN: 42.022
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Borlänge Airport -   Sweden
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Borlänge-Dala Airport (BLE/ESSD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: SHK Sweden
A Diamond DA 42 NG took off from runway 14 at Borlänge Airport. At the same time, a snow removal vehicle was located halfway down the runway and was driving in the opposite direction. The investigation has shown that the aircraft passed about 60 metres above the vehicle.
The incident occurred when the air traffic control service (ATC) at the airport was closed. At the time of the incident, snow removal was carried out at the airport with three snow removal vehicles and the visibility was limited due to snowfall. The flight crew and vehicle drivers did not have an effective method of communication with each other, which contributed to a lack of situational awareness and that the vehicle drivers and the flight crew misunderstood each other's intentions.

The serious incident was caused by the following factors:
1) The airport operator had not adequately managed the safety risks of carrying out snow removal operation in the maneuvering area with
simultaneous aircraft movements when the air traffic control service was closed.
2) The flight crew did not in a safe way ensure that the runway was free in connection with the takeoff.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SHK Sweden
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

25-Jan-2020 12:12 harro Added
04-Jun-2021 08:52 harro Updated [Accident report]

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