Released just a few hours ago, the following footage was recorded on Aug. 5, 2013.
It shows a Beechcraft Super King Air 200, registered TF-MYX, an Air Ambulance flight operated by Air Myflug crashing into a dragstrip near Akureyri Airport, in Iceland.
The plane had transported a patient to Reykjavik, Iceland and was returning to Akureyri when it was placed on hold to the west of the airport, where the dragstrip was being prepared for an air race.
As the footage shows, during a left hand turn, the Beechcraft lost height until it impacted into the ground. Quite surprisingly, of the three people on board, one (the co-pilot) survived the crash.
According to the user who uploaded the clip to Liveleak, “This is the Co-Pilot’s second plane accident, exactly 12 years prior to the crash he had an emergency landing where the medic that died treated him for minor injuries.”
He was hot dogging, and he screwed up.
Incredible. What was the cause of this crash?!
I have the feeling that the pilot was trying to trip the drag strip’s timer. This would explain the low wing. More attemped stunt than “low fly-by”.