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Investigation of aviation accident at Notodden airport, Tuven, Vestfold and Telemark county, Norway

On Sunday 15 August 2021 at 1620 local time, the flight school aircraft LN-PFJ crashed in connection with landing on runway 30. There was variable wind both in direction and strength on the airport this afternoon. The accident occurred during the aircraft student's fifth solo flight.

After completing a near four hour solo flight via the airports Eggemoen and Torp, the flight student returned to Notodden airport. During the first landing attempt on runway 30 the aircraft had too high energy, and he decided to perform a go around. During the next landing on the same runway, the aircraft still had too much energy. He tried to initiate a second go around, but did not succeed.

The aircraft hit the runway just before taxiway B, jumped into the air again and skidded in a left turn 70 m, before it finally came to rest 40 m from the runway edge. The aircraft suffered significant damage, mainly to the fuselage, the propeller and the landing gear. The flight student sustained no physical injuries. 

Latest update: 01.09.2021


Location Notodden Airport, Tuven (ENNO), Notodden municipality in Vestfold and Telemark county, Norway
Occurrence date 15.08.2021
ICAO Location indicator ENNO
Aircraft Other light aeroplane
Operator Pilot Flight Academy AS - ATO
Registration LN-PFJ
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Vestfold og Telemark
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Training
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Landplane, Single-engine, Piston engine

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