The Viking left London at 13:29 on what was an estimated two and a half-hour charter flight. Between 16:24 and 16:30 it crashed 18 nautical miles north-east of the airport on to Holteheia, a steep mountainside at an elevation of 1600 feet. The crash site was 30 feet below the summit.The aircraft was destroyed and an intense fuel and oil fire followed the impact. The search for the aircraft included an RAF Shackleton and Royal Norwegian Navy ships investigating the fjords in the area. The wreckage was found fifteen hours after the crash by a Royal Norwegian Air Force helicopter, 15 miles east from the ILS track.Investigation
The report into the crash put the cause down to "a deviation from the prescribed flight path for reasons unknown".
May 22, 2018
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