The Mehamn Accident

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Event.png The Mehamn Accident (Air disaster,  cover-up) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
The accident plane in 1970
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Date11 March 1982
DescriptionPassenger plane that crashed because of actions of British fighter jet. The cause was covered up by 3 investigation committees, and is still not officially admitted.
A map showing relevant sites related to Flight 933 and military activity in the area

Widerøe Flight 933', also known as the Mehamn Accident, was the crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter operated by Norwegian airline Widerøe. The Twin Otter crashed into the Barents Sea off Gamvik, Norway on 11 March 1982 at 13:27, killing all fifteen people on board. The crash was caused by a British fighter plane during a NATO military exercise, within a self-declared no-fly zone for allied military aircraft.

Of notice is that the accident went through three separate investigations, in 1984, 1987 and 1997, but still was unwilling to implicate the British plane.

Journalists who tried to investigate were attempted misled by undercover military agents, and the state media channel NRK was pressured to retract a story presenting the testimony of witnesses that were not heard during the investigations.