2006 Falsterbo Swedish Coast Guard crash
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A CASA C-212 of Swedish Coast Guard, similar to the aircraft involved in the incident
|Date||26 October 2006|
|Summary||Wing failure caused by metal fatigue|
|Aircraft type||CASA C-212 Aviocar|
|Operator||Swedish Coast Guard|
|Registration||SE-IVF, s/n KBV 585|
|Flight origin||Ronneby Airport|
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 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 Accident Investigation Board determined the cause to be metal fatigue. 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.
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