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Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2016
Date:Monday 15 May 1950
Type:Shorts S.25 Sandringham 6
Operator:Det Norske Luftfartselskap - DNL
Registration: LN-IAU
C/n / msn: SH.882
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Harstad (   Norway)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harstad-Narvik-Evenes Airport (EVE/ENEV), Norway
Destination airport:Troms°/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC), Norway
Crashed back into the sea shortly after takeoff. The Sandringham flying boat sank one hour later.



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Distance from Harstad-Narvik-Evenes Airport to Troms°/Langnes Airport as the crow flies is 158 km (99 miles).

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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