VIKING BOATS

In service for just four years; three of five aircraft lost in accidents. The Short S25 Sandringham’s brief use by Norwegian airline DNL and Scandinavian Airlines System was not the easiest affair

SCANDINAVIAN SANDRINGHAMS

Passengers being taken by boat to Sandringham VI LN-LMK after the aircraft’s transfer to SAS.
ALL PHOTOS SAS ARCHIVES VIA STAFFAN ERLANDSSON

The Sandringham was selected by DNL—Det Norske Luftfartselskap — to maintain air traffic between the cities of northern Norway, where the civilian airfield infrastructure was poorly developed. For obvious reasons, it was determined that these routes could only be operated by floatplanes or flying boats.

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