Plane crashed in Sweden’s Arctic “without warning”

Photo: Norwegian military/Scanpix. Radio Sweden.The crew of the Norwegian Hercules airplane that crashed into a  mountain in Arctic Sweden earlier this year had no idea what was about to happen, according to investigators working on the official Swedish report into the accident.

They found that the crew had no warning they were about to smash into the side of the Kebnekaise mountain. Low cloud meant they had no visibility, and aircraft instruments did not warn them of the danger ahead, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.

All five crew members died in the crash.

The investigation is now to look deeper into the reasons why the plane’s instruments did not warn the crew. One possibility is that that particular warning setting was not activated, the newspaper says.

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