On October 12, 1998, about 0025 greenwich mean time, a Cessna 402, Danish registration OYBHE, was destroyed while it descended and impacted terrain while on approach to the Stord Airport (SRP), Sorstukken, Norway. The pilot and eight passengers were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the flight that departed Alborg, Denmark, destined for SRP.

According to the airplane's airframe and engine manufacturers, while on approach witnesses observed the airplane pitch up slightly, roll to the right and then descend rapidly. The airplane impacted rocky uneven terrain about 600 feet from the approach end of runway 33. The airplane was consumed by a post crash fire.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Norway. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Board/Norway P.O. Box 165 N-1330 Oslo Lufthavan, Norway

This report is for informational purposes only.

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