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Crashed Douglas C-47 Skytrain on a beach
Iceland

On the Saturday of Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane (C-47 SkyTrain also known as “Dakota”) was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still standing at the crash site. The black sand makes the wreckage scene look very dramatic like it was taken out of some apocalyptic zombie movie. If you want to take photos yourself of the crash site, you’ll have to take a GPS with you and type in those coordinates: 63.459523,-19.364618

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Copyright: Jan Straka
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Resolution: 12792x6396
Uploaded: 04/05/2013
Updated: 13/10/2014
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Tags: sólheimasandur; douglas; skytrain; plane; beach; iceland; crash; airplane
  • Jan Straka over 1 year ago
    I'm not sure, but from what I found on web the plane wasn't shot down in combat, it crashed due to bad weather.
  • Alghgthami Abdurhman Habib over 1 year ago
    are these bullets hole on the plane?
  • Robert Mročka over 1 year ago
    Super!
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