UC-64A Mk. IV Norseman, s/n 43-5134
Aircraft was heading for Keflavík on a military transport flight. The weather conditions were poor, snow storm and high wind. At 15:00 hour the aircraft hit the ground and skid ca.110 meters heading 150° over the snow covered rough lava field before it stopped and exploded. Guards at nearby ground observer post (Camp Cameron on Núpafjall) reported the crash.
Crew and passengers all killed in the crash.
Lt. John J. Custy, pilot
Robert R. Richt
Antony P. Colombo
Leonard T. Damerval
Floyd C. Van Orden
Noordyn Norseman UC-64 Mk IV
Squadron: 33rd FS.
Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, www.norsemanhistory.ca