Event Details

Title:Apparent engine failure after takeoff, Accident involving aircraft SE-GOP at Optand airport, Z county, Sweden, on 6 August 2004
Micro summary:Following apparent engine failure after takeoff, this airplane encountered engine trouble and crashed.
Event Time:2004-08-06 at 1425 UTC
File Name:2004-08-06-SE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Swedish Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Sweden
Report number:RL 2006:12e
Site of event:Approximately 750m SSW Optand airport, Sweden
Latitude/Longitude:63° 07.084'N 014° 48.373'E
Departure:Optand Airport, Sweden
Destination:Optand Airport, Sweden
Airplane Type(s):Cessna U206G
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Operator(s):Ostersund Parachute Club
Type of flight:Charter
Serious Injuries:3
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the day the pilot had done a number of “lifts” with parachutists. After refuelling the pilot and six parachutists went on board.

The following description of the flight is based on testimony from the survivors and witnesses on the ground.

When the aircraft had been climbing for a short while speed fell off and the engine began to run irregularly. The pilot cursed and started operating the controls; it is unclear which. He put the aircraft into a glide and performed a gentle left turn. The engine ran more and more irregularly with thumps and vibrations. The aircraft glided down into the trees until it finally stopped upside down against a group of trees. Fire broke out almost immediately.

Three of those on board were able to get out or were thrown out, and came to outside the wreckage. The clothes of all three were burning, but they managed to put the fires out by rolling on the ground. The fire in the aircraft then rapidly became so intense that rescue of those inside would have been impossible. The survivors, all with burn and smoke injuries, made their way to a nearby road to call for help.

The Board of Accident Investigation has been unable to establish the cause of the accident.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Consequence - Hull Loss
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