Descripción:The DC-3 attempted to land at Reykjavik during heavy snowfall. The first attempt to land was aborted as the runway lights were not visible at 500 feet. The crew were instructed to climb to 2000 feet before being asked to try to land again, since visibility had improved a little. Last radio contact was when the crew reported at 700 feet. An oil spot and some pieces of wreckage were found on the sea the next day, some 10 miles from the airport.
|Fecha:||31 ENE 1951|
|Operador:||Icelandair Flugfélag Islands|
|Numéro de série:|| 12482|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1944|
|Motores:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Anulado|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||de la costa de Hafnarfjördur (Islandia)
|Fase:|| Aproximación (APR)|
|Naturaleza:||Vuelo Doméstico Programado|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Vestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY/BIVM), Islandia|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Islandia|
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 Vestmannaeyjar Airport to Reykjavík Domestic Airport as the crow flies is 112 km (70 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.