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Does anyone knows what type of plane is this and its model?

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(Source: YouTube channel AssombradO.com.br)

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    $\begingroup$ What is the source of this picture? $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Feb 9 '18 at 23:57
  • $\begingroup$ Ron Beyer I took it from a YouTube channel intro, but they never metioned nothing about it... $\endgroup$ – Eduardo Linhares Feb 10 '18 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a Douglas DC-3 to me, but you might find it under C-47, or Dakota depending on its use and operator. $\endgroup$ – user27769 Feb 10 '18 at 0:07
  • $\begingroup$ Looks too long forward of the wings for a DC-3. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Feb 10 '18 at 0:18
  • $\begingroup$ @RonBeyer From the posted answer it's a Super DC-3, stretched 39" ahead of the wing, and 40" aft. $\endgroup$ – user27769 Feb 10 '18 at 0:30
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Source: dailymail.co.uk

It's a crashed Super DC-3 (C-117D) in Iceland.

  • On Nov 24 1973, the US Navy airplane - a Douglas Super DC-3 - was forced to crash land on Sólheimasandur beach
  • The crew all survived the impact, but the plane was abandoned rather than recovered - and lies there still
  • All that's left is the plane's fuselage amid rumours a local farmer stole the tail to mysteriously sell it on

It started its life as a C-47A with construction number (CN) 12554, the 2,554th in sequence. It was for the USAF (tail-number 42-92722). It was then converted to become an R4D-5 (Super DC-3 / C-117D) for the US Navy, and was given the new CN 43309 (tail-number 17171).*

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First flight was 1944. It crash landed after encountering icing conditions en route on a supply mission to a radar station (aviation-safety.net).


* rzjets.net and abcdlist.nl

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    $\begingroup$ Good grief, it looks like the prop doesn't even clear the fuselage! $\endgroup$ – chrylis Feb 10 '18 at 8:26
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    $\begingroup$ @chrylis: Or the ground, it seems... $\endgroup$ – Sean May 25 '18 at 1:09

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