Terms and preconditions
In the autumn of
2002, new information was published in the press that, when
compared with previously established facts, might serve to shed new light
disappearance of the “Latham 47” and provide the basis for a
search for the
aircraft wreckage. In the light of this, the Norwegian
Aviation Museum, in
collaboration with the Polar Museum, arranged a hearing in
Tromsø on September
30, 2002. Representatives from various professional
communities were invited to
participate in a special expert group.
main objective was to:
Collect and analyze validated background material in
order to carve out hypotheses about what happened,
and arrive at a conclusion with regard to the cause of
the accident in 1928.
- Submit recommendations with regard to a possible
search operation for the “Latham 47” or its remains.
The work will be concluded with a preliminary report on June
18, 2003, 75 years
after the “Latham” took off from Tromsø on course for
Ny-Ålesund. The final report
will be published in August 2003.
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