Airplane wreckage, 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

For more details about the crash visit the Aviation Safety Database

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Here is the Airplane wreckage as shown on a Google Map (see that little white dot? that’s the plane wreckage):

Next Photo by bluesplayer43

Airplane wreckage, Iceland

Airplane wreckage, Iceland

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Airplane wreckage, Iceland

Airplane wreckage, Iceland

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Airplane wreckage, Iceland

Airplane wreckage, Iceland

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Black beach plane crash site

Black beach plane crash site

Black beach plane crash site

Black beach plane crash site

 

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