The search for three missing tourists and their pilot continues in Þingvellir National Park after their plane went missing yesterday morning. The small sightseeing plane took off yesterday at 10:30 AM for a two-hour tour but did not return when scheduled. Cell phone data has given rescue crews reason to narrow the search to the Þingvellir area.
The missing plane is a Cessna 172N model and was piloted by Haraldur Diego, an experienced local pilot. The Washington Post reports that the three missing tourists are from the US, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Hundreds are taking part in the search for the missing four, including search-and-rescue teams, police, and the Icelandic Coast Guard. Conditions at the scene are cold and windy. Divers are on location and crews are using sonar devices to search in Þingvallavatn lake.