Flugunfall 21 NOV 1973 einer Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3) 17171 - Sólheimasandur
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Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 21 November 1973
Zeit:14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 17171
Werknummer: 43309
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-80
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sólheimasandur (   Island)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Hofn Hornafjördur Airport (HFN/BIHN), Island
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas R4D-8 US Navy transport plane had delivered supplies at Hofn Hornafjördur Airport for the radar-station in Stokksnes, Iceland. En route the airplane encountered severe icing. The crew were not able to maintain altitude. A forced landing was carried out on an ice covered river on near coast of Iceland. The ice broke but the airplane did not sink.
The remains of the plane were abandoned and the main fuselage is still there.

Informationsquelle:
» Morgunblaðið, 22-11-1973


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photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8
registration: 17171
photo of Douglas-R4D-8-17171
accident date: 21-11-1973
type: Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
registration: 17171
 
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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