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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Thursday 29 May 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Flugflag Islands
Registration: TF-ISI
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hinsfjrur (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Reykjavk Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Destination airport:Akureyri Airport (AEY/BIAR), Iceland
An Icelandic DC-3 passenger plane departed Reykjavik at 11:25 on a domestic flight to Akureyri, Iceland.
The airplane flew into the side of Hestfjall Mountain, at the side of Hdinsfjrdur. The wreckage was located the following morning.



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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 Reykjavk 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 Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • ca 13.000 built
  • 21st worst accident (at the time)
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