Date & Time: Jun 10, 1941
Type of aircraft:
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lidköping - Lidköping
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, both engines failed simultaneously. The crew attempted to return for an emergency landing when the airplane stalled and crashed near the airfield. All three crew members were seriously injured. The following day, the pilot died from injuries sustained.
It was determined that the dual engine failure was caused by an incomplete preflight inspection on part of the crew who failed to check properly the fuel supply system prior to takeoff. It appears that the valves installed on both wings were closed, preventing both left and right engines to be supplied with fuel.