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 aircraft serial number 17171, was designated C-117D and was based on the Super DC-3, first flown in 1944 (the aircraft in the photo is not the Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck)

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