Runway excursion Serious incident Saab 340B SE-KXJ, Thursday 24 November 2011
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Date:Thursday 24 November 2011
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Registration: SE-KXJ
MSN: 340B-189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Hemavan/Tärnaby Airport (ESUT) -   Sweden
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hemavan/Tärnaby Airport (ESUT)
Destination airport:Vilhelmina Airport (VHM/ESNV)
Investigating agency: SHK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Nextjet flight 2N773, a Saab 340B was on a scheduled flight from Hemavan Tärnaby to Vilhelmina in Sweden. The take off was performed in darkness and winter conditions. In connection with the take off a snowshower came in over the field which meant that visibility deteriorated and the wind speed increased.
During take off the aircraft gradually approached the left edge of the runway. After about 800 meters the aircraft ran out of the left edge of the runway with the left main wheel and the nose wheel, continued parallel to the runway for about 350 meters and then came back up onto the runway again. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft veered once more to the left, left the runway completely and stopped a few metres from the runway edge parallel to the direction of take off.
All persons on board were uninjured and left the aircraft through the main entrance and its staircase.

The incident was probably caused by a perceptual illusion for the pilots on account of large flakes of blowing snow, which led to the aircraft’s drift not being noticed in time. The illuminated landing lights have served to reinforce the illusion.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SHK
Report number: L-123/11
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

25-Nov-2011 00:33 Masen63 Added
25-Nov-2011 10:32 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Nov-2011 10:59 Masen63 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
12-Apr-2021 09:53 harro Updated [Narrative]
12-Apr-2021 09:53 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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