Gunnar Andersson (aviator)

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Gunnar "Spökis" (The Ghost Pilot) Andersson (August 1, 1923 - December 19, 1974) was a famous Swedish aviator who was dedicated to developing the mountain-aviation in Scandinavia.

He started out as a radio-seller in remote areas. Later he made numerous search-and-rescue operations in the Swedish mountains earning him his nickname "The Ghost Pilot" as he could often not be seen due to the low visibility - only the engine could be heard - and then he showed up as a ghost to save people when nobody else would even consider flying.

He died on 19 December 1974 in Medelpad, Sweden in a helicopter crash.

He founded the company Jämtlands Flyg AB in 1954.[1]


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