P-39 Airacobra S/N 40-3003Bell Airacobra P 39 in flight

The Incident:

Minor mechnical failure at take off at Melgerði Airfield. The aircraft was repaired.

The Crew:

Pilot Howe Evertt B. survived without injuries.

The Aircraft:

Mfg.: Bell Aircraft
S/N: 40-3003
Operatror: USAAF
Squadron: Unit: 33FS, IBC
The 33rd Fighter Squadron operated in Iceland from early 1942 to March 18. 1944

Details on aircraft: Youtube, Wikipedia