Airplane Crash - Mehamn, Norway 03/11/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mehamn, Norway


Date03/11/1982
Time13:26
LocationMehamn, Norway
OperatorWideroe's Flyveselksap
Flight #933
RouteBerlevag - Mehamn
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
RegistrationLN-BNK
Cn/In568
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed while on a flight from Berlevåg to Mehamn after the failure of the tail fin and rudder in moderate turbulence. Overload due to a combination of clear air turbulence, mountain wave and the pilots spontaneous improper actions. There is some controversy surrounding this crash including the possiblity the aircraft was shot down by or collided with a British NATO Harrier jet fighter.

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