Does anyone knows what type of plane is this and its model?
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).*
First flight was 1944. It crash landed after encountering icing conditions en route on a supply mission to a radar station (aviation-safety.net).