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Accident description
Last updated: 29 April 2016
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Date:Monday 5 May 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fred Olsen Flyveselskap
Registration: LN-NAD
C/n / msn: 12148
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SW of Skien (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Jarlsberg Airport (ENJB), Norway
Narrative:
Crashed as a result of 'faulty navigation'. The airplane was flying families home from an Antarctic whaling factory ship that had arrived in the port of Rotterdam.

Sources:
» Tri City Herald - May 6, 1952


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Jarlsberg Airport as the crow flies is 846 km (529 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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