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Solheimsandur Plane Wreck, Iceland Jan 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by SB80, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. SB80

    SB80 28DL Full Member
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    I found the plane wreck at Sólheimasandur, Iceland by chance. The previous day, I had been on a Jeep tour and the tour guide happened to mention a crashed plane in the middle of nowhere. Me being a lover of planes and urbexing, this was a must-see.

    The US Douglas C-117 [military version of a DC-3] plane crashed landed on the black beach in 1973 when it ran out of fuel. Apparently it was mistaken though and the wrong fuel tank was used, and actually there was a 2nd full tank.

    This plane is in the middle of nowhere. Strangely, and thankfully, having had so much snow in the first few days I was there, the snow had cleared for this one day only, which allowed me to easily find the site. But had there been snow or any loss of visibility as other days had been, it would have been very difficult to find, especially in a little hire car with tiny studded wheels! Amazing site, pretty much like the rest of the country!

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  2. bhg

    bhg In Search of Lost Time
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    Oct 23, 2012
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    looks great!
    thanks for sharing!
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  3. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Pretty famous photography spot this, as you say an amazing country.
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  4. soylent green

    soylent green 28DL Regular User
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    Jan 6, 2013
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    Would love to see this. Nice pics SB
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