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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206019
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Time:20:36 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III
Owner/operator:Tromsø Flyklubb
Registration: LN-TOS
C/n / msn: 28-42248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In the sea off Svolvaer-Helle airport in Vagan, Nordland County -   Norway
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Svolvær-Helle Airport (SVJ/ENSH)
Destination airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
Investigating agency: AIBN
The Piper PA-28-161 was on a VFR night flight from Svolvaer-Helle Airport (ENSH) to Tromsø-Langnes Airport (ENTC). Shortly after departure, at approximately 500 feet altitude, the airplane started on a right turn. However, it lost altitude rapidly and crashed into the sea not far from the runway end. There were two persons onboard. Both were found deceased shortly after the accident.
Several factors contributed to the accident. It was unusually dark that night and north of the airport there were few lights that could serve as visual references. Furthermore, the two on board were 79 and 63 years old respectively. It is known that the ability to adapt to night vision and light sensitivity decreases with increasing age.


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


Revision history:

11-Feb-2018 20:41 asyl Added
11-Feb-2018 21:12 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source]
12-Feb-2018 07:50 asyl Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 09:32 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
12-Feb-2018 09:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo, ]
12-Feb-2018 11:01 whitehark Updated [Destination airport, Source]
12-Feb-2018 11:02 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 20:10 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
18-Feb-2018 12:52 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2018 10:37 penu Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
04-Jul-2019 17:34 whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2020 16:38 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, Accident report, ]

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