Jan Fredrik Wiborg

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Jan Fredrik Wiborg (9 October 1944 – 21 June 1994) was a Norwegian civil engineer.[1]

During the early 1990s, he criticised plans for building Oslo's new airport at Gardermoen. The Parliament of Norway had originally decided to build the new airport at Hurumlandet, but weather surveys claimed this location would only be operable 80% of the time. Wiborg claimed the information was falsified[2] and that parliament were deliberately misled by government officials.

Wiborg died on 21 June 1994 after falling from a hotel window in Copenhagen, and crucial documents about the case disappeared. . Circumstances about his death was never fully cleared, Journalists from the newspaper Aftenposten were awarded the prestigious SKUP prize in 1999 for their investigation of the case.[3][4]

In 2000 the parliamentary Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs held a public hearing about the alleged foul play during the airport planning process. An official report was released in 2001.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Rapport til Stortinget / Hvem var Jan Fredrik Wiborg?" (PDF) (in Norwegian). The Norwegian Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  2. ^ Overbevist om at varsleren Jan Wiborg ble drept [Convinced that the whistleblower Jan Wiborg was killed]
  3. ^ The Norwegian Institute of Journalism. "SKUP Prize 1999" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 24 March 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2007.
  4. ^ Pål Enghaug; et al. "Wiborg and the Gardermoen weather report" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2007.
  5. ^ whistleblowers.dk. "The political plotting of an airport". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Norwegian airport probe says court of impeachment must be considered". California Aviation Alliance. 2 March 2001. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)