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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 17 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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
Aircraft 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 landing gear partly collapsed. The aircraft came to rest 15 m short of the runway end.

» Tribune - Le Matin 18-7-1973


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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