Saturday, November 24, 1973, a Douglas Super DC-3 of the United States Navy is on its way to an unknown location in Iceland, when it’s forced to crash land on Sólheimasandur beach, on the South coast of the country.
The official reason for the crash is still unknown. Some say the aircraft experienced severe icing over the black beach, while other sources report the pilot just switched over to the wrong fuel tank making the aircraft run out of fuel. The crew and passengers all survived the crash.
Even the date of the crash is still mysteriously questioned. While the Aviation Safety Network reports the DC-3 crashed on November 24, 1973, an Icelandic newspaper published on November 22 suggests the plane actually already crashed on November 21, 1973. .
It may be a bitch to get to, but Whites Beach at Broken Head has to be one of the prettiest beaches in Australia ☀️The rocky terrain means if you get there at the right time, you may just have the beach to yourselves ✨
Yesterday evening Mike Dilger from @bbctheoneshow put on a fantastic charity fundraising event for Essex Wildlife Trust at @writtleuniversitycollege.
Before the event we took Mike to see our Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre where he was not only greeted by our wonderful team, there were over 100 Tufted ducks and a few Goldeneye and Goosander right in front of the Centre! #essexwildlifetrust