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Snail mail: Mail flights cut to four per week, now arrive too late for same-day delivery of medicine, fresh food

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Neither snow nor rain nor all that other clichéd stuff may stay mail couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds even in Svalbard, but they are confronting what medical officials and others call worrisome delays due to bureaucrats on the mainland opting for fewer and later postal flights to Longyearbyen.

ALERT: Mail plane crashes between Olso and Tromsø; pilots presumed dead; Svalbard flight cancelled today; unknown if local mail aboard

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A postal flight from Oslo to Tromsø crashed sometime near midnight Friday (Jan. 8) just across the Swedish border near Akkajaure on the way from Oslo to Tromso.

The 42-year-old pilot from Spain and 34-year-old co-pilot from France are missing and presumed dead.

The mail flight to Svalbard was cancelled Friday.