Operafjellet

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Operafjellet
Operafjellet-Seen-From-Plataafjellet.jpg
Highest point
Elevation968 m (3,176 ft) [1]
Coordinates78°13.5′N 16°3.1′E / 78.2250°N 16.0517°E / 78.2250; 16.0517Coordinates: 78°13.5′N 16°3.1′E / 78.2250°N 16.0517°E / 78.2250; 16.0517[1]
Geography

Operafjellet ("The Opera Mountain") is a mountain on Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is 968 metres (3,176 ft) tall and is located on the north side of Adventdalen. It is named for the amphitheatre-shape of the mountain on the western side, with the peak Tenoren ("The Tenor") sticking up.[1] On 29 August 1996, it was the site for the crash of Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801 during approach to Svalbard Airport, Longyear, killing 141 people.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Operafjellet". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ "29 Aug 1996". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 April 2010.