The Norwegian and Swedish accident boards have revealed the events that occurred when a Hercules aircraft crashed at Kebnekaise on March 15th 2012. The accident killed five Norwegian officers.
Officials reported that there was likely to be nothing technically wrong with the plane, that the aircraft could have been in cloud, and pilots may have turned off the aircraft’s TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System).
The crew are unlikely to have been aware that they were heading towards the mountain at too low a height if this is what happened. The board also said that the plane had been told it could fly below 2000 metres, a height lower than that of the mountain.
Reports from six different meteorological institutes suggest that at the time of the accident there was bad weather in the area.
Officials confirmed that the investigation was not completed but events were presented as they are believed to have happened.
The black boxes for the aircraft have also yet to be found but Norwegian board representative, Morten Haga Lunde told NRK that he is satisfied with the current report. A final report will be presented in the autumn.
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