Kvitbjørn disaster

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Kvitbjørn disaster
Ansett Short S-25 Sandringham 4 Lord Howe Island Wordsworth.jpg
A Short Sandringham similar to the accident aircraft
Accident
Date28 August 1947
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
SiteLødingsfjellet, Hinnøy, Norway
Aircraft typeShorts S.25 Sandringham 6
OperatorDet Norske Luftfartsselskap (DNL)
RegistrationLN-IAV
Flight originTromsø
1st stopoverHarstad
2nd stopoverBodø
DestinationOslo
Passengers28
Crew7
Fatalities35
Injuries0
Survivors0

The Kvitbjørn disaster occurred on 28 August 1947 when, in heavy fog, the Norwegian Air Lines Short Sandringham flying boat Kvitbjørn, registered LN-IAV, hit a mountain close to Lødingsfjellet in Lødingen, southern Tjeldsundet, Norway.[1]

The flying boat crashed en route from Harstad to Bodø, the two stopovers between its origin Tromsø and destination Oslo. All thirty-five people on board (twenty-eight passengers and a crew of seven) perished, making the crash the deadliest in Norwegian aviation at that time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandringham LN-IAV". Aviation-Safety.net. Retrieved 24 May 2009.

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Coordinates: 68°25′59″N 15°59′43″E / 68.43306°N 15.99528°E / 68.43306; 15.99528