Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 in Milan: 114 killed

Date & Time: Oct 8, 2001 at 0810 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SE-DMA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Milan - Copenhagen
MSN:
53009
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
SK686
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
104
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
114
Aircraft flight hours:
25573
Aircraft flight cycles:
16562

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 Beechcraft C90 King Air off Copenhagen

Date & Time: Dec 26, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
G-BKID
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luton - Copenhagen
MSN:
LJ-604
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Copenhagen-Kastrup following a positioning flight from Luton, both engines failed. The aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea about 4 km offshore. The pilot, sole on board, was rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure on approach for unknown reasons.

Ground fire of a Swearingen SA226AT Merlin IV in Copenhagen

Date & Time: Nov 12, 1982 at 1811 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-AUI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stauning - Copenhagen
MSN:
AT-015
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
DX386
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2395
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing flight DX386 from Stauning to Copenhagen. It departed Stauning at 1724LT with 13 passengers and a crew of two on board. During approach to runway 22L at Kastrup Airport, the captain noticed a faint smell of burnt insulation and asked the copilot if he could smell anything "hot". The copilot who could not confirm the smell was asked by the captain to turn the cabin temperature - which was operated in manual mode - towards cold. The captain checked indication and warning systems for generators, batteries, circuit breakers and continued the approach. After a normal approach and landing at 18:07 hours the aircraft was cleared to the parking area via taxiway two and to change frequency to Apron Tower when clear of the runway. After contact with Apron Tower instructions were received for taxi to parking via taxiway two and inner perimeter but one minute later new instructions were received to taxi via runway three zero. While taxiing the left engine was shut down as is normal company procedure and taxiing continued on the right engine. Suddenly the captain noticed a flash outside the aircraft. The captain's first thought was that fire had started in the left engine or in the brakes and he brought the aircraft to a halt to investigate. Very shortly after a flash fire erupted in the left hand cockpit side console aft of and close to the captain's left leg. The crew made no radio transmissions about the fire since all electrical power was immediately turned off, in accordance with emergency procedure, after the aircraft was brought to a stop. The captain shouted towards the cabin: "It is burning, out". The passengers and crew then vacated the aircraft. The accident occurred at or about 18:11 hours on runway 30 during darkness. All 15 occupants escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
An intense fire had erupted in the aft end of the left hand cockpit side console/ originating from an electrical short to ground. Contributing to the intensity of the fire was escaping oxygen under 70 PSI pressure through a melted PVC oxygen tube.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90 King Air in Copenhagen

Date & Time: Jan 15, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OY-AZA
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
LJ-593
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Copenhagen-Kastrup, the crew encountered technical problems and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. On final approach, the twin engine airplane crashed 500 meters short of runway threshold, lost its undercarriage and both wings and came to rest. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Vágar

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-APD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Copenhagen - Vágar
MSN:
10437
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
9122
Aircraft flight cycles:
5834
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 31 and a course of 950 meters, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway to the left and came to rest against an embankment located 85 meters to the left of the runway. All 26 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported the aircraft landed with a 9 knots crosswind and a 6 knots tailwind component. Also, the runway was covered with water and ice at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Boeing 720-025 in Copenhagen

Date & Time: Sep 13, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-DSR
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
18243/254
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon touchdown, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft slid for several dozen meters before coming to rest. There were no injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left main gear upon touchdown following a probable hard landing.

Ground accident of a Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10B3 in Tehran: 15 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1974 at 0809 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-STK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hong Kong – Bangkok – New Delhi – Tehran – Copenhagen
MSN:
266
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
NB901
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
92
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Captain / Total flying hours:
9600
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6000
Aircraft flight hours:
13773
Circumstances:
Preparing for takeoff on its flight back to Denmark, the crew completed a backtrack on runway 29L when he was instructed by ATC to expedite the procedure and to vacate due to traffic on approach. When the airplane reached the end of the runway, the crew initiated a turn to the left when the right main gear collapsed and punctured the right wing and the fuel tank. A fire ensued and the aircraft came to rest in flames. 15 passengers (7 Danish and 8 Swedish citizens) were killed while 81 other occupants escaped, some of them were seriously injured. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
The right main gear failed as a result of the propagation of fatigue cracks in the lower right hand candelabre of RIB 44.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9-32 in Česká Kamenice: 27 killed

Date & Time: Jan 26, 1972 at 1701 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YU-AHT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stockholm – Copenhagen – Zagreb – Belgrade
MSN:
47482
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
JU367
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
27
Captain / Total flying hours:
8587
Captain / Total hours on type:
1306.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2369
Copilot / Total hours on type:
420
Aircraft flight hours:
2091
Aircraft flight cycles:
2564
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a scheduled flight from Stockholm to Belgrade with intermediate stops in Copenhagen and Zagreb. After it passed the Czech border, while cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet, the airplane disappeared from radar screens without the pilots having been able to transmit all or part of an emergency message. Debris were found near the city of Česká Kamenice, in the north of Czechoslovakia, near the East German border. 27 occupants were killed and a flight attendant, Mrs. Vesna Vujovic, was found alive on her seat located by the tail. Seriously wounded, she passed 18 months in a hospital.
Probable cause:
It was confirmed that the accident was the consequence of a terrorist act. Members of the Croatian Group called 'Ustasji' was able to place a homemade bomb in the forward cargo hold.
Final Report: