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Accident description
Last updated: 22 August 2017
Date:Thursday 28 August 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 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:31 km (19.4 mls) NE of Harstad (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC), Norway
Destination airport:Oslo (unknown airport), Norway
The flying boat flew into the side of the Klubben Mountain.


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