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The plane is a US C-47 which is lying on a black volcanic beach near Sólheimasandur on the south coast of Iceland. The crew were caught in a sudden white-out and were forced to put the plane down in 1970. They walked to a local farmers house where they waited out the storm with the family. The C-47 remained lost in the snow until the spring, by which time it was not worth salvaging. We walked from the main road 2 miles away, only to find a river running between us and the wreck. After walking up and down the water looking for an area we could cross over stepping stones we gave up. Not to be beaten I rolled up my trousers, took off my shoes, and walked across the river to the far side barefoot. More
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