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Coast Guard welcomes New Aircraft

TF-SIF, The Icelandic Coast Guard’s new surveillance and rescue plane, landed at Reykjavik Airport yesterday afternoon, reports.

TF-SIF. Photo by Gudmundur St. Valdimarsson.

The homecoming of the new aircraft celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the Coast Guard, founded on July 1st 1926.

The aircraft, a Dash-8 Q300, replaces TF-SYN which is a Fokker aircraft. That plane has serviced the Coast Guard for thirty two years.

According to Fréttabladid, the airplane bears the name of a Dauphin Coast Guard helicopter which crashed into the ocean at Straumsvík Bay, in July of 2007.

A Dash-8 Q300 aircraft is commonly used by surveillance and rescue teams worldwide. The purchasing contract was made in May 2007, the price amounting to 32,2 million USD.

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