From Iceland — Tragic End To Search For Missing Plane

Tragic End To Search For Missing Plane

Published February 7, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Divers for the Icelandic Coast Guard found four bodies in Þingvallavatn lake last night, RÚV reports, not far from the wreckage of the plane which went missing Thursday morning.

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As reported,the four-seater plane departed in the direction of Þingvellir on Thursday morning, but contact was lost at around noon that day. An intensive search was initiated, involving some 500 people from the police, rescue squads, and the Icelandic Coast Guard, who combed the area on foot, from helicopters, and with divers in going into Þingvallavatn.

Wreckage of the plane was found in the lake on Saturday, about 800 metres from shore and some 48 metres deep. A Teledyne Gavia remote submarine that was deployed searched the area in a 300 metre radius around this wreckage, and found the bodies of all four near the wreckage.

Unfortunately, poor weather conditions delayed recovery of the remains, but police say the recovery process will begin as soon as the weather permits.

Our deepest sympathies, from everyone at the Grapevine, go to the loved ones of everyone who was on board, with special thanks to everyone who took part and is taking part in the recovery.

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