It is the end of November 1973. A “Douglas Super DC-3” model of the “US Navy” military company is forced to land in emergency on the beach of Sólheimasandur in southern Iceland. It’s winter, the abundant layer of snow cushions the impact. All the crew survives the impact, but the plane is abandoned.
Today, the abandoned military plane is still there, where it crashed 40 years ago in southern Iceland. Although difficult to reach, it has become a popular destination for tourists who love mysterious places. Since the LOST television series became famous, the tours to reach the abandoned plane on the beach have increased.
Incredibly, the roof of the aircraft resists and beyond. There are many engravings and writings posted on the airplane sheet but, on this second aspect, nature seems to have the upper hand. Most of them disappear over time due to the frequent snow, sand and marine storms in the area.
The salt, ice and small stones thrown at high speed by the strong local winds eliminate all human traces. And so, at sunset that majestically painting the Icelandic sky, a magical atmosphere is created.
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