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Crash of a Cessna 560XLS+ Citation Excel in Aarhus

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2019 at 0036 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-CAWM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oslo - Aarhus
MSN:
560-6002
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Oslo-Gardermoen Airport around 2330LT on August 5, carrying seven members of the P!nk pop band and three crew members. On short final to runway 10R at Aarhus-Tirstrup Airport (EKAH) and with visual contact to the runway system, the flight crew descended below the glide path and deactivated a software safety barrier leading to a collision with the antenna mast system of the localizer for runway 28L. The accident occurred in dark night and under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). The singer P!nk was not on board.

The below preliminary report was issued early September 2019.
Final Report:

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander in Anholt

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2002 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-CFV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Anholt - Roskilde
MSN:
2174
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
759
Captain / Total hours on type:
131.00
Circumstances:
Before takeoff from Anholt Airfield, the pilot failed to position the elevator trim in the neutral position. During the takeoff roll, because the elevator trim remained in a 1,5 unit nose down position, the pilot was unable to rotate so he rejected takeoff. A second attempt to takeoff was abandoned few minutes later for the same reason. During a third attempt to take off, with a tailwind component near the limit, the aircraft lifted off when the stall warning alarm sounded. The pilot lowered the nose to gain speed when the right main gear impacted a sand dune. Out of control, the aircraft crash landed and came to rest. All eight occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The following findings were identified:
- The elevator trim was not correctly configured to neutral prior to takeoff,
- The pilot failed to abort the takeoff after the first attempted rotation, when the aircraft did not respond normally to elevator command,
- The takeoff was initiated with a tailwind component that was close to the maximum permissible value.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-61 Aerostar (Ted Smith 601) in Randers

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2000 at 0838 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-PYY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
61-0768-8063382
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 25 at Randers Airport, the right engine lost power then failed. The pilot continued the takeoff procedure and completed the rotation. Just after liftoff, while in initial climb, smoke spread from the right engine into the cockpit. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed, collided with trees and came to rest about 500 metres past the runway end. The pilot escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II off Stauning

Date & Time: May 21, 1999 at 0002 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-BIM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stauning - Manchester
MSN:
421B-0878
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3706
Captain / Total hours on type:
361.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
650
Copilot / Total hours on type:
54
Aircraft flight hours:
5518
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Stauning Airport at 0000LT on a cargo flight to Manchester with two pilots on board. Shortly after takeoff from runway 27, while in initial climb by night, the crew declared an emergency after the main cabin door opened. The captain reduced both engines power and the aircraft crash landed on the Klægbanke, less than 4 km from the airport. Both pilots were rescued an hour later (they were uninjured) and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The main cabin door opened during initial climb because the crew failed to ensure it was properly closed. Investigations reported that the door locking mechanism was not properly adjusted and that the crew did not identify the abnormal situation. The following factors were identified:
- The captain immediately reduced power on both engines when the door opened,
- The captain was not properly trained,
- The operator did not ensure that the crew was qualified and trained to perform this type of flight,
- The crew failed to follow the pre departure checklist,
- The crew's attention was focused on the door that opened at a critical moment of the flight and failed to continue the flight and monitor the various instruments.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Aarhus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 6, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
OY-BGK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Copenhagen - Aarhus
MSN:
31-7305019
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Aarhus-Tirstrup Airport on a positioning flight from Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a field located 3,5 km east of the airport. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Skive

Date & Time: Apr 7, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-AGP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
401-0299
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at Skive Airport. There were no casualties. Believed to be operated by a Danish 'CM' operator.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford I in Aarhus

Date & Time: Feb 20, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-DYI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Copenhagen – Aarhus
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Owned by Jorgen C. Mortensen, the twin engine aircraft was enroute from Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport to Aarhus, in charge to perform an aerial photography mission. On approach to Tirstrup Airport, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances and was destroyed. Both occupants were rescued.

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson I in Grenå

Date & Time: Feb 16, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-DYC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Odense – Aarhus
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Odense to Aarhus. While approaching Aarhus-Tirstrup Airport from the north, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. The crew attempted an emergency landing in a field located in Grenå, about 20 km northeast of the airfield. Both pilots were evacuated and the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson I in Aarhus

Date & Time: Feb 16, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-DYY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a cargo flight when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from Aarhus-Tirstrup Airport. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Miles M.57 Aerovan III in Hadbjerg

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-HOM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hamburg – Oslo
MSN:
6381
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Hadbjerg, northwest of Aarhus. The aircraft was written off while there were no casualties.