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.
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.
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. The remaining aircraft were sold to Uruguay.