Sólheimasandur Crash – The Abandoned plane wreckage in Sólheimasandur

Sólheimasandur Crash – The Abandoned plane wreckage in Sólheimasandur

The remains of the aircraft which crashed in 1973 have remained relatively intact, leading to the crash site becoming a tourist destination.

The aircraft was flying from Hofn Hornafjördur Airport to Naval Air Station Keflavik, after delivering supplies for the radar station at Stokksnes. En-route the aircraft encountered severe icing and the crew were forced to land on a frozen river at Sólheimasandur. All 7 crew members survived and were rescued by helicopter.

The US Navy C-117D, commonly known as the Sólheimasandur Crash, is a crashed US Navy Douglas C-117D located in the southern coast of Iceland.  / Image via medium.com/ photo by Eliot Stein

Featured Image: The plane in Sólheimasandur beach / Image: via medium.com/ photo: by Eliot Stein

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