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Accident
Last updated: 23 June 2018
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 21 noviembre 1973
Hora:ca 14:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 17171
Numéro de série: 43309
Ańo de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-80
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Dańos en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Sólheimasandur (   Islandia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hofn Hornafjördur Airport (HFN/BIHN), Islandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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 as still there in 2015.

Fuentes:
» Morgunblađiđ, 22-11-1973


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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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