Video released of 2013 plane crash in northern Iceland

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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.

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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 news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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