Date & Time: Jun 9, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F22
Operator:
Registration:
SE-ABA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Amsterdam – Malmö – Stockholm
MSN:
5359
YOM:
1935
Country:
Sweden
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Malmö-Bulltofta Airport, while in initial climb, all four engines failed simultaneously. The captain tried to attempt an emergency landing but lost control of the aircraft that stalled and crashed in a residential area located near the airport. An American passenger was killed, four other passengers were slightly injured while all eight other occupants were unhurt. The aircraft christened 'Lappland' was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The captain mistakenly opened the throttles instead of selecting the propeller pitch handles while the engines were in weak mixture, causing all four to stall out.