Two men died in the plane crash in Reykjanes, south of Hafnarfjörður, yesterday, mbl.is reports. Both were flight instructors at the Icelandic Flight Academy.
The aircraft was a new Tecnam plane used for instruction at the Academy. It was recently purchased by the Academy, along with four others of the same kind. The Icelandic Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the accident.
Conditions at the crash site are very difficult, RÚV reports. The lava field, where the plane went down, is rough and full of holes, and there is an hour-long walk to the crash site from the nearest road. The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter will likely be used to transport equipment to the site.
The Icelandic Flight Academy and the Reykjavík Technical College, of which the Academy is part, are both closed today. Students and staff have been offered crisis counseling.