Video released of 2013 plane crash in northern Iceland

A video has been uploaded to YouTube showing a small plane hitting the ground and exploding into flames in northern Iceland.

Three people were onboard at the time of August 2013 crash in the town of Akureyri.  Two were killed in the crash. The co-pilot survived.

Media reports identify the aircraft as a Beechcraft Super King.

Video footage shows the plane approaching the ground (identified as a runway in some media reports and as a racetrack in others)  in Akureyri, Iceland. It approaches at great speed before clipping its left wing on the ground, slamming into the concrete and exploding into a fireball.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Akureyri is a town of approximately 17,000 people in north-central Iceland.

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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