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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 5 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18505
C/n / msn: 4597
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:48 km (30 mls) SE of Selvogur, Nes (   Iceland)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Reykjavík RAF Station (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Narrative:
The aircraft was damaged in a crash-landing after the flight crew got lost at night. The landing gears and the underside of the fuselage and wings sustained damage.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» World War II Crash Sites in Iceland


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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.
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