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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227132
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Time:c. 14:07 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GA8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gippsland GA-8 Airvan
Owner/operator:Skydive Umeć
Registration: SE-MES
C/n / msn: GA8-TC320-12-178
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Storsandskär, near Umeć -   Sweden
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Umeć Airport (UME/ESNU)
Destination airport:Umeć Airport (UME/ESNU)
The aircraft impacted terrain in a steep nose down position from 4000 meter near Umeć, Sweden after takeoff at 13:33 . The plane was seen spiraling to the ground and crashed on the Storsand island in Umeć river..
The aircraft was destroyed and the nine occupants were fatally injured. Several witnesses heard a bang and an increase in engine sound.
Preliminary reports fom the investigating authorities state that part of one wing seems to have fallen off prior to the crash.

The aircraft was temporarily grounded by safety authorities in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and others on 19th July and 20th of July. This safety precaution was reversed on the 25th of July when preliminary investigations found no evidence of an unsafe condition.
The wings appears to have been exposed to aerodynamic loads beyond those for which the type design is certificated.


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Revision history:

14-Jul-2019 13:55 Captain Adam Added
14-Jul-2019 14:00 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 14:21 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Damage]
14-Jul-2019 14:22 Flygfantast Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage]
14-Jul-2019 14:26 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 14:30 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Jul-2019 14:31 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 15:05 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 15:37 Masen63 Updated [Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 15:41 harro Updated [Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 16:18 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 16:38 Geno Updated [Phase, Source]
14-Jul-2019 16:50 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
14-Jul-2019 17:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-Jul-2019 17:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Jul-2019 18:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
15-Jul-2019 11:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 14:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2019 06:14 Anon. Updated [Source]
16-Jul-2019 12:45 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
20-Jul-2019 08:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2019 17:18 abre Updated [Country, Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2019 17:20 harro Updated [Country, Narrative]

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