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Man Survives Plane Crash

A small plane crashed into the ground at Skálafellsöxl yesterday afternoon, RÚV reports

The single engine aircraft reportedly sent out a distress signal picked up by the Icelandic Coast Guard who rushed to the scene by helicopter around 4pm yesterday. Upon arrival they were met with the pilot who was well enough to walk towards the rescue squad by himself. He was nevertheless transported to an intensive care unit for treatment. The pilot was alone in the aircraft.

Rescue workers had trouble locating the plane’s wreckage at first, but eventually came upon its burning remains around 5pm. The coast guard then transported detectives on the scene by helicopter to inspect the premises.

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