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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Saturday 2 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts S.25 Sandringham 5
Operator:Det Norske Luftfartselskap - DNL
Registration: LN-IAW
C/n / msn: SB.2023
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Trondheim-Hommelvik (   Norway)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Destination airport:Trondheim-Hommelvik, Norway
Crashed on landing.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command lost control over the aircraft when landing in an unfavourable direction (cross wind) and in a heavy sea along a short landing area. "

Loss of control



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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