Preliminiary Report: Narsarsuaq Diversion Downs Piaggio

 - January 29, 2010, 6:07 AM

Piaggio Avanti II, Greenland, Oct. 16, 2009–The pilot departed Keflavik, Iceland, for a two-hour ferry flight to Narsarsuaq, Greenland. When he reached his destination he encountered inclement weather and decided to divert. The turboprop twin ran out of fuel while attempting to reach the alternate airport at Kangerlussuaq and crash-landed on the icecap approximately 55 miles short of its destination. The pilot suffered minor injuries, but the airplane was destroyed. The accident is under review by the Danish Accident Investigation Board.