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Swedish investigators cite multi-factor Norway Hercules crash cause. The main reasons for last year’s Hercules crash could have been miscalculations by the aircraft’s crew and issues with traffic control, a classified report states. While they criticise both Norwegian and Swedish CAA personnel, officials also say the parties involved were operating with knowledge they had at the time, as well as instruments that could be misinterpreted. Moreover, Swedish accident investigators underline they do not believe a single person is to blame for what happened, reported local publication Norrbottens-Kuriren.

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Swedish investigators cite multi-factor Norway Hercules crash cause

Published on Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 at 16:39 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

The main reasons for last year’s Hercules crash could have been miscalculations by the aircraft’s crew and issues with traffic control, a classified report states.

Kebnekaise mountain summit accident area
Kebnekaise mountain summit accident area
Photo: Norwegian Military


While they criticise both Norwegian and Swedish CAA personnel, officials also say the parties involved were operating with knowledge they had at the time, as well as instruments that could be misinterpreted.

Moreover, Swedish accident investigators underline they do not believe a single person is to blame for what happened, reported local publication Norrbottens-Kuriren.

“It is these weaknesses and not individuals' fault that are considered to be the basic cause of the accident,” they write.

Although the report is yet to be completed analysis of the black box has shown that the crew were not aware of the danger.

Prior to the crash, Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel and the Hercules air crew were discussing required altitudes. The GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System) was also turned off.

The Swedish Accident and Investigation board have not commented on their findings as the report is classified and not yet finished. The final one is expected towards the end of September, however.

Norwegian Air Force personnel were also unwilling to make a statement regarding the report the Swedish paper leaked, terming the disclosure “unfortunate”

Press spokesperson Captain Brynjar Stordal remarked to NTB “The AIBN have informed us that the report has not been completed yet. We therefore want to wait until it is completely finished, but will then of course process and learn from it.”

All five members of the Norwegian Hercules crew were killed when it hit the Kebnekaise Mountain in thick fog in March 2012 during a training exercise under Cold Response.




Published on Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 at 16:39 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: kebnekaisemountain, norwaymilitaryplane, herculescrashsweden.





  
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