Investigation of serious incident during approach to Bergen airport Flesland, Norway
On 20 January 2020 a Widerøe aircraft enroute from Kristiansund to Bergen flew into severe icing conditions. The crew changed the route westbound overhead the coastline as well as descended to a flight altitude where it was reported no icing. Gradually the ice disappeard, which affected the engines. The aircraft landed normally at Flesland.
Status of investigation
NSIA is nearing the final stage of the investigation. A close dialog has been established with the aircraft manufacturer (DHC) during the process. In addition, there has been a dialog with the Norwegian Meteorological institute and Avinor. The report will highlight issues regarding icing forecast, the use of weather radar and the aircraft’s tolerance when operating in icing conditions of the severity that were present of the day of the incident.
Latest update: 18.06.2021
|Location||Approach to Bergen airport Flesland, Norway (ENBR)|
|ICAO Location indicator||ENBR|
|Type of occurrence||Serious incident|
|Type of operation||Scheduled air transport|
|Category of operation||Heavy, aeroplane (> 10 000kg)|
|Aircraft category||Landplane, Multi-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft|
|FIR/AOR||ENSV (Stavanger ATCC)|