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Plane crashes into dragstrip at Akureyri, Iceland August 5 2013 

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TF-MYX Beechcraft Super King Air 200, Air Ambulance from Air Myflug crashes on a dragstrip during qualifying before a race in Iceland.
3 persons onboard,Captain and Medic killed, Co-Pilot survives with minor injuries. No injuries on the ground.

Investigation is still active, plane was fully functional and well maintained. This was not an emergency landing. Co-Pilot has not commented publicly but it is known that he made remarks to the Captain about the dangerous flying.

Captain had requested a go around moments before landing at an airport close by and flew dangerously fast and low heading to dragstrip according to witnesses and crashed. Captain had close connections to the club running the dragstrip.
This is the Co-Pilot's second plane accident, excactly 12 years prior to the crash he had an emergency landing where the medic that died treated him for minor injuries.

Recording released January 6, 2014
Aftermath pics and further info in Icelandic (Google Translate helps) - http://www.mbl.is/frettir/knippi/3126/


Added: Jan-6-2014 Occurred On: Aug-5-2013
By: AvantT
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Tags: Plane crash, Akureyri, Iceland, Drag, Planecrash
Location: Akureyri, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland (load item map)
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