Date: December 09, 1999
Time: 12:04
Location: Near Sundsvall, Sweden
Operator: Charter - Twin Air HB
Flight #: -
Route: Sundsvall - Gothenburg
AC Type: Piper PA-31-350
Registration: SE-GDN
cn / ln: 31-7300948
Aboard: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Two minutes after taking off the pilot was observed not following the correct flight path. When asked the pilot indicated he was having problems with his compass. He was advised to turn 90 degrees and climb as soon as possible to avoid terrain. There was no further radio contact. The plane crashed into the southern slopes of the Kvickberget mountains. The pilot was not qualified to fly at night and had 2 disorder which would have disqualified him from flying. Loss of control of the aircraft in IMC. Contributing factors were, poor weather, insufficient flight preparation, misaligned navigation system, the pilot distrusted the flight instruments and the plane was overloaded and tail-heavy.

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