ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54B-20-DO (DC-4) TF-RVC Vatnajökull Glacier
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Date:Thursday 14 September 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-20-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Loftleidir
Registration: TF-RVC
MSN: 27240
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vatnajökull Glacier (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX), Luxembourg
Destination airport:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Narrative:
Crashed at an altitude of 6000 feet on the north-western slopes of the Vatnajökull Glacier.
The aircraft was located on September 19 and all crew were found to be alive.



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Distance from Luxembourg-Findel Airport to Reykjavík Domestic Airport as the crow flies is 2298 km (1437 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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