Date & Time: Jun 23, 1942 at 0030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-414 Hudson
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a flight from Stockholm-Bromma Airport to Scotland. En route, the left engine failed, forcing the crew to divert to Göteborg-Såtenäs Airport. Shortly later, while cruising at a height of 1,300 meters, the right engine caught fire. The captain decided to make an emergency landing and attempted to ditch the aircraft into the Gullmarsfjorden (Lake Gullmar) located some 15 km west of Uddevalla. By night, the crew was able to land on the lake and the aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest. All ten occupants took refuge in a dinghy and were later rescued. The aircraft sunk and was lost.
Left engine failure and right engine fire.