C 47 Skytrain DakotaC-47 Skytrain, s/n 41-18514

The Incident:

The aircraft was being ferried from the USA to the UK with a fuelling stop in Reykjavík. The aircraft ground looped in landing at Reykjavík Airport and sustained minor damage.

The Crew:

Mandt, William F.  and his crew escaped without injuries.

The Aircraft:

Douglas C-47 Skytrain. Dakota (RAF designation)
S/N: 41-18514
Operator: USAF 43d Troop Carrier Squadron 315TC Group.

The 43d Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive USAAF unit. Its last assignment was with the 315th Troop Carrier Group, inactivated on 18 January 1955. The 315th Troop Carrier Group was a C-47 Skytrain transport unit assigned to the Ninth Air Force in Western Europe.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube.

USAAF Mishap record