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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34262
Last updated: 19 March 2019
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Date:18-JUN-1928
Time:18:45
Type:Latham 47
Owner/operator:Roald Amundsen
Registration: n/a
C/n / msn: 47.02
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bjørnøya/Barents Sea -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Tromsø
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Roald Amundsen disappeared while flying on a search and rescue mission looking for missing members of Nobile's crew, whose new airship the Italia had crashed while returning from the North Pole. The twin engined plane, provided by the French goverment, took off from Tromsø at 16.00 hours and distress signal was received around 18.45 hours.
A torn off wing float was found on August 31st off the Norwegian coast in the vicinity of the city of Tromso, and a gasoline tank was found in October at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea. The assumed crash site is near the island of Bjørnøya in Barents Sea.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Amundsen
https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Latham_47_Roald_Amundsen_1928.jpg (actual a/c) .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2008 10:01 harro Updated
11-Oct-2010 14:21 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
22-Nov-2011 07:18 whiteshark Updated [Time, Narrative]
29-May-2013 07:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
04-Mar-2014 14:16 Masen63 Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 21:11 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2017 19:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]

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