2006 Falsterbo Swedish Coast Guard crash

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Coordinates: 55°24′N 12°57′E / 55.4°N 12.95°E / 55.4; 12.95

2006 Falsterbo Swedish Coast Guard crash
Accident summary
Date 26 October 2006
Summary Wing failure caused by metal fatigue
Site Falsterbo, Sweden
Passengers 0
Crew 4
Fatalities 4
Survivors 0
Aircraft type CASA C-212 Aviocar
Operator Swedish Coast Guard
Registration SE-IVF, s/n KBV 585
Flight origin Ronneby Airport
Destination Malmö Airport

The 2006 Falsterbo Swedish Coast Guard crash was the crash of a CASA C-212 Aviocar turboprop airplane belonging to the Swedish Coast Guard in Falsterbo Canal, Sweden, on 26 October 2006.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The accident aircraft was one of three CASA C-212s to be operated by the Swedish Coast Guard. They were based at Stockholm-Skavsta Airport and regularly flew excursions to other parts of Sweden.[citation needed]

Accident[edit]

The accident aircraft was performing a low-level fly-by of the Skanör-Falsterbo Coast Guard Station while en route from Ronneby Airport to Malmö Airport.[3]

The accident was observed by a group of schoolchildren who reported that the port wing fell off during a turn, making the aircraft fall into the sea. All four crewmembers died. The wreckage was subsequently recovered.

The Swedish Coast Guard grounded its remaining fleet of CASA C-212s within days after the accident.[4] The remaining aircraft were sold to Uruguay.

Cause[edit]

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board determined the cause to be metal fatigue.[5] The Swedish Coast Guard later replaced the aircraft with Bombardier Dash-8 Q300s because the remaining two aircraft were found to have the same issue.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden grounds EADS CASA fleet after fatal crash" (in English). 30 October 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ Four dead after coastguard plane crash, The Local, October 26, 2006 (English). Accessed 2009-04-20. Archived 2009-05-16.
  3. ^ "Aviation Safety Network Accident Report" (in English). Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  4. ^ Wastnage, Justin (30 October 2006). "Swedish coastguard grounds remaining EADS Casa C-212 fleet after last week's fatal crash" (in English). Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Rapport RL 2010:01", Swedish Accident Investigation Board (Swedish).