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Crash of a Cessna 550 Citation Bravo in Dresden: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2010 at 2038 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OK-ACH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Prague - Karlstad
MSN:
550-1111
YOM:
2005
Flight number:
TIE039C
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1700
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1600
Aircraft flight hours:
1830
Aircraft flight cycles:
1686
Circumstances:
During climb after reaching FL270, crew began to fly a rolling manoeuvre to the right. During the manoeuvre the crew lost control of the aircraft which shot steeply toward the ground and crashed. Both pilots were fatally injured and the airplane disintegrated on impact.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to:
- The crew tried to conduct a flight manoeuvre (roll) which is not part of commercial air transport,
- The crew suffered loss of spatial orientation and subsequently did no longer have the ability to recover the flight attitude.
The following factors contributed:
- The pilots were not trained in aerobatics,
- It was night and therefore there were no visual references,
- The relationship between the two pilots resulted in the departure from professional behavior in regard to crew coordination,
- The airplane was neither designed nor certified for aerobatics.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Karlstad: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 1992 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-BZD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Roskilde-Karlstad
MSN:
31-7401266
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

Crash of an Avro 19/1 in Karlstad: 10 killed

Date & Time: Sep 23, 1950 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SE-BRS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Karlstad – Stockholm
MSN:
1321
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 200 feet, the aircraft stalled and crashed with its both engines running at full power. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all ten occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the aircraft was overloaded and that the center of gravity was outside the flight enveloppe.

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.12 in Östanå

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1920 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-EAKE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kjeller – Karlstad – Stockholm - Copenhagen
MSN:
HP.22
YOM:
1919
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
At 06.50 pm the Handley Page O/400, G-EAKE, departed for the last time from Kjeller and despite the strong winds it climbed to its cruising altitude at 2,440 metres (8,000 feet). The average speed that day was 100 kmh. Donovan explained Mrs Meisterlin under the first leg of the trip how they would fly to Karlstad and Stockholm. They crossed the Norwegian-Swedish border at 7.35 pm and Arvika at 7.55 pm. The clouds were by now getting thicker and at 8.25 pm they flew above Karlstad in 1,000 metres. They looked for Hallvard Næss and his Norman Thompson N.T.2B flying boat N-13, but in vein. He was delayed. At 9 pm they cross a landscape with thousands of tree and no possibility for an emergency landing. By now it was dark and only the fire coming from the exhaust pipe lighted up the sky. At 9.50 pm they flew above the large lake Mälaren and could enjoy a beautiful view. Donovan said, “Thumbs up – Stockholm!”, when at 11.20 pm a large city was in sight. But instead of going down, the Handley Page O/400 continued in the eastern direction and ended up above the lovely archipelago north of Stockholm. They started to fly around in circles and Donovan said, “I think they have lost themselves”. It was now decided to find as soon as possible a suitable landing site and finally the crew found a field that looked good enough. They flew in low altitude above houses and fields and finally land safely in a cornfield. Sergeant Rogers thought that the field was a regular meadow, but it turned out to be a cornfield. The aircraft suffered no damages. The following day the crew together Captain Meisterlin returned to the field where sergeant Rogers the night before had landed. The aircraft looked undamaged and therefore it was decided to start that day and proceed to Stockholm and the original landing site at Häsgerstalund. The owner of the manor gathered some local workers, who would help plough a lane through the cornfield. The lane was 5 metres wide and 300 metres long. At 3 pm the “runway” was ready and crew and passengers boarded the plane after thanking the hosts for the hospitality. Rogers switched on the engines and slowly the aircraft started on its take-off. It was however soon clear that the lane was not wide enough and that the two metres high corn touched the wings making the aircraft unstable. Sergeant Rogers tried to keep the aircraft straight, failed to do so and instead he tried to lift the aircraft from the field. By now the corn had twisted itself into the undercarriage and the aircraft crashed on its noose, tipping nearly completely around. Some were thrown out of the aircraft, while others were trapped into the fuselage. After the crash Sergeant Rogers shouted to turn off the petrol in order to avoid fire. Lieutenant Gottenborg managed to get out of the aircraft and ran to Captain Meisterlin, Donovan and Sergeant Rogers in order to free them. Donovan was the one with the worst injuries. He had burns in his face and on its hands and was in great pain. He managed to get out by himself. To get out Captain Meisterlin and Sergeant Rogers from the wreckage help was needed from the local workers. Sergeant Rogers’s leg injury (from the motor cycle accident in Norway) had worsened and he and Donovan were taken by stretcher to the ambulance and driven to the hospital in Östanå. Fortunately Dr. Nicolaysen was not hurt and could offer first aid. Mrs Meisterlin and Lieutenant Gottenborg were all unhurt and the journalist Qviller had broken his arm. Finally, the aircraft was now a total wreck and was damaged beyond repair. The flight to Stockholm and København was subsequently cancelled.
Crew:
Sergeant W. Rogers, pilot
Mr. Donovan, mechanic.
Observers: Captain Wilhelm Meisterlin and Lieutenant Brynjulf Gottenborg.
Passengers:
Dr. Nicolaysen,
Mrs Astrid Meisterlin
Mr. Haakon Qviller, journalist by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Source:
Rob Mulder - www.europeanairlines.no