Lockheed Hudson Mk. III, s/n T9427
At 14.35, on the way back from convoy escort West of Iceland one engine failed and the pilot made an emergency landing at the Hraunlandarif sand beach. The aircraft was dismantled at the crash location and transported to England. UA-B was written off June 25, 1943.
Source: RAF 269 Squadron History
Stríðsárin á Suðurlandi e. GK.
“stridsminjar.is” visited the crash site on July 1, 2010. No remains of the aircraft were found.
On July 13, 2015 “stridsminjar.is” located two main wheel aircraft tires at a nearby farm. The numbers and size of the tires match the data given in the Lockheed Hudson Service Manual.
The crew of five survived.
Lockheed Hudson Mk. III
Code: UA B
RAF 269 Squadron
No. 269 Squadron RAF operated from Kaldaðarnes and Reykjavík from May 1941 to January 1944.