ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3) TF-AIO Vestmannaeyjar
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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)
Registration: TF-AIO
MSN: 33416/16668
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vestmannaeyjar (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Destination airport:Vestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY/BIVM), Iceland
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 Reykjavík 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 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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