Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Flugsyn
Registration: TF-AIO
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vestmannaeyjar (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:ReykjavÝk Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Destination airport:Vestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY/BIVM), Iceland
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.

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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.
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