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Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Reykjavik, Iceland

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1997 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OY-AUT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Reykjavik-Sondrestromfjord
MSN:
31-7400183
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Reykjavik, Iceland: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 2, 1988 at 1742 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GILU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ottawa-Goose Bay-Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik-Nantes
MSN:
245
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
4049

Crassh of a Beechcraft D18S in Reykjavik

Date & Time: Feb 27, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TF-REE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
A-226
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the airplane belly landed at Reykjavik Airport and was damaged beyond repair. The pilot, sole on board, escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-10-DK off Hafnarfjörður: 20 killed

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1951
Operator:
Registration:
TF-ISG
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vestmannaeyjar – Reykjavik
MSN:
12482
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Circumstances:
The crew started the approach to Reykjavik Airport in poor weather conditions. While descending to an altitude of 500 feet, the captain informed ATC he was unable to locate the runway and did not establish a visual contact with the approach lights. In such conditions, he decided to make a go around and followed a circuit over the area at an altitude of 2,000 feet, awaiting for weather improvement. Few minutes later, ATC informed the crew that the visibility was better and that he would be able to make a second attempt to land. While approaching the coast, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the ocean about 16 km off the village of Hafnarfjörður, south of Reykjavik. SAR operations were immediately conducted but the first debris were found on water a day later only. None of the 20 occupants survived the accident.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident was not determined with certainty.

Crash of a Noorduyn UIC-64A Norseman off Reykjavik

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TF-RVD
MSN:
126
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While landing off Reykjavik, the single engine aircraft hit waves, overturned and sank. The crew fate remains unknown but the aircraft was lost.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24D-CO Liberator in Reykjavik

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1944
Operator:
Registration:
FL922
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
245
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the take off run, the aircraft swung, veered off runway and collided with a truck. No casualties.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24A-CO Liberator in Reykjavik

Date & Time: Jun 18, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
AM919
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
An undercarriage collapsed on landing at Reykjavik Airport. The aircraft slid on runway for several yards before coming to rest. While all occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Undercarriage collapse on landing.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24D-CO Liberator III in Reykjavik

Date & Time: Mar 18, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
FK232
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
145
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Reykjavik Airport, the four-engine aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overrun and came to rest. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Reykjavik

Date & Time: Jan 13, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
7302
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
469
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on take off for unknown reason. No casualties.