|Crash site||Copenhagen airport, Denmark|
|Airline||DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab)|
|Aircraft||Vickers 628 Viking – OY-DLI – Torulf Viking|
|Route||Paris/Le Bourget – Copenhagen|
|Crew||4 – 4 survivors|
|Passengers||20 – 20 survivors|
The plane left Paris at 15:55 and approached Copenhagen airport around 18:50, but for unknown reasons the plane came down in shallow water short of runway. The plane crashed 150 m from land and all on board were soon picked up by a motor boat. The plane was salvaged, but due to the damage caused by salt-water, it was written off and scrapped.
The plane carried mail for Denmark and Sweden from a variety of destinations as can be seen below. As the crash was not so hard the damage was limited, and all the mail could be salvaged, but a large part was damaged by water.
Both the Danish and the Swedish Post produced labels to be used with the mail forwarded to the recipients.
Number of items in my records:
|From||To Denmark||To Sweden|
The Danish Post produced labels to be used with mail that was forwarded to the recipients. The text was in Danish language and can be translated to “Damaged in the air crash off Kastrup on 29. December 1947”. The size of the labels vary as they were printed on large size paper and later cut from the sheets. Even if the text is the same I have recorded 9 variations in the arranging of the text:
Enclosed item was damaged in the air crash near Kastrup in Denmark on 29/12 1947. Post Office Göteborg 1 on 9/1 1948.
Item damaged by water in air crash off Copenhagen 29-12-47 .
Examples of mail