Serious incident Cessna FR.172K Hawk XP II (Reims) LN-ACA, Friday 3 August 2018
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Date:Friday 3 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna FR.172K Hawk XP II (Reims)
Registration: LN-ACA
MSN: FR172-0614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Senja, Troms county -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Stokmarknes-Skagen Airport (SKN/ENSK)
Destination airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
Investigating agency: AIBN
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On 3 August 2018 LN-ACA was enroute from Stokmarknes airport Skagen (ENSK) to Tromsø airport Langnes (ENTC) in accordance with visual flight rules (VFR). The aircraft was flown into bad weather (IMC) and some time later the vacuum pump / gyro compass / artificial horizon indicator and autopilot went unserviceable. Two times the pilot lost control of the aircraft and entered spiral dives with high sink rate. In the end, the aircraft came out of the clouds and the pilot succeeded in regaining control of the aircraft. He chose to make an emergency landing on a road at Senja.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

04-Aug-2018 08:03 Paul Mathieson Added
04-Aug-2018 08:42 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Aug-2018 08:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Aug-2018 14:39 Geno Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source]
31-Aug-2018 08:22 penu Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2019 00:43 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Jan-2020 16:03 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
25-Jan-2020 18:08 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
10-Sep-2020 16:18 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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