1993 – Rösiö Inquiry

In 1993, an inquiry was made by Ambassador Bengt Rösiö for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In the report, Rösiö comments on the theory that circulated in British media at that time that suggested a Belgian pilot shoot down the plane. Though pointing to several uncertainties in previous reports, Rösiö rules out the British media’s account and concludes that upon approach to Ndola airport, the pilot made a judgement error regarding altitude.

The official position of the Swedish government on the matter has been based on this report. However, in an interview in 2012, Rösiö admitted that the many unclear circumstances surrounding the crash have made him question his own conclusions.