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Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 August 1947
Time:09:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short S.25 Sandringham 6
Operator:Det Norske Luftfartselskap - DNL
Registration: LN-IAV
C/n / msn: SH.915
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) N of Lødingen (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harstad Seaplane Base, Norway
Destination airport:Bodø Airport (BOO/ENBO), Norway
Narrative:
The flying boat flew into the side of the fog covered Kvammetind Mountain (400 m) at an altitude of 290 meters.
The airplane operated on a passenger service from Tromsø to Oslo via Harstad, Bodø, and Hommelvik.
Cause: navigation error.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvitbjørn-ulykken


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Distance from Harstad Seaplane Base to Bodø Airport as the crow flies is 192 km (120 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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