P-38F Lockheed Lightning, 42-12577
Aircraft s/n 42-12577 made nose gear up landing at Kaldaðarnes Airfield. Mechanical failure of NLG extension system.
Aircraft was written off due to extensive damages.
Bethea, William E. survived without injury.
Manufacturer: Lockheed Aircraft
Serial No.: 42-12477
Operator: USAAF 50. Fighter Squadron. 14. Fighter Group.
The Squadron operated P-38 in Iceland, August 16, 1943, to February 4, 1944.