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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 30, 2016

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Remembering the crash on Operafjellet 20 years ago
The weather matched the mood as fog and wind engulfed Operafjellet on Monday as about 15 Norwegians and Russians gathered for a memorial stemming from one of Norway’s worst tragedies.

‘It’s just torn earth:’ 15 bags of mail, two damaged ‘black boxes’ found at site where mail flight crashed

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The cause of a postal flight crash near Tromsø remains unknown more than 10 days after it occurred, as both “black boxes” were heavily damaged during the impact that also destroyed nearly all the cargo and presumably killed both pilots, investigators said Tuesday.

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.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 22, 2015

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Russian airline goes silent about fate of plane at N. Pole
The fate of a Russian plane carrying tourists that crash landed near the North Pole in April remains unknown as the airline, Shar Ink, has stopped responding to inquires about its promise to remove the aircraft this summer.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of June 9, 2015

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Stranded Russian plane to be removed by ship in August
A Russian plane carrying tourists that crash landed near the Barneo ice camp at 89 degrees latitude north in early April remains stranded there and won’t be removed until it is transported aboard an icebreaker in August, according the company chartering the flight.