Narrative:The aircraft, operating on a VFR flight plan, encountered deteriorating weather conditions which where below landing minima. The crew elected to circle the island and wait for better weather. The plane was later found to have crashed at 210 feet altitude in a very steep hillside.
|Date:||Wednesday 3 May 1967|
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 16668/33416|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||ReykjavÝk Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland|
|Destination airport:||Vestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY/BIVM), Iceland|
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 ReykjavÝk Domestic Airport to Vestmannaeyjar Airport as the crow flies is 112 km (70 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.