Loss of control Accident Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159A Gulfstream III F-330, Saturday 3 August 1996
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Date:Saturday 3 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159A Gulfstream III
Owner/operator:Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet
Registration: F-330
MSN: 330
Year of manufacture:1982
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 2 km NW of Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE) -   Denmark
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF)
Destination airport:Faroe Islands-Vagar Airport (FAE/EKVG)
The Gulfstream III jet, operated by the Danish Air Force, was flying an approach to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands.
On the last part of the flight, the aircraft encountered a strong left-rotating mountain wave. In the accident area, between the sea surface and approx. 400 m altitude, large fluctuations were observed in the wind directions between 190 ° and 300 ° and with an estimated strength of between 20 and 40 knots.
The aircraft was on final approach to runway 12, flying through the fjord when it suddenly rolled 180 degrees due to extreme turbulence. The aircraft then impacted a mountainside.


FlyNyt 3/1997 p. 8-10



photo (c) Joe Madsen

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