Narrative:An Icelandic DC-3 passenger plane departed Reykjavik at 11:25 on a domestic flight to Akureyri, Iceland.
|Date:||Thursday 29 May 1947|
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 13389|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21|
|Total:||Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland|
|Destination airport:||Akureyri Airport (AEY/BIAR), Iceland|
The airplane flew into the side of Hestfjall Mountain, at the side of Hédinsfjördur. The wreckage was located the following morning.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri Airport as the crow flies is 247 km (155 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.