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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Tuesday 17 July 1973
Type:Convair CV-640
Operator:SA de Transport Aérien - SATA
Registration: HB-IMM
C/n / msn: 412
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS) (   Norway)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Destination airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC), Norway
Landed heavily, bounced, and landed back nose-down. The gear collapsed partly. The aircraft came to rest 15m short of the runway end.

» Tribune - Le Matin 18-7-1973


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Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to Tromsø/Langnes Airport as the crow flies is 2516 km (1573 miles).

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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