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Plane Crash Investigation in Second Phase

By Iceland Review

Crash investigators have finished their work at the scene of Monday’s light aircraft crash near Mosfellsbær. They are now working on their preliminary investigation, which involves gathering large amounts of data and other information, and will likely take weeks.

The head investigator, Þorkell Ágústsson, told mbl.is that nothing came from the investigation of the crash scene which was clearly unusual and worthy of mentioning to the public. He believes the next stage of the investigation will help the team to hone their line of enquiry to a specific area.

The plane was piloted by Magnús Hlini Víkingur Magnússon. He survived the crash and told reporters that he was not practicing low flying at the time, or anything else dangerous. Investigators will interview the pilot and local witnesses. Investigators will then decide whether or not they need to begin a detailed crash report investigation.

The pilot says the Jodel D-117A light aircraft took a sudden dive in the middle of a left bank. The left wing hit the water first and the plane ended upside down in the sea. Magnús was able to break free of the wreckage and get to shore without assistance, despite having sustained injuries.

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