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Crash of a Heinkel He.111/H3 in Sitasjaure Lake

Date & Time: May 15, 1940 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1H+DN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trondheim - Trondheim
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Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew left Trondheim-Vaernes Airport on a bombing mission of the Narvik harbor. En route, the twin engine aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a RAF fighter and the crew ditched the aircraft in the Sitasjaure Lake, Sweden. All three occupants were rescued and take POW.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF fighter.