Four Tourists Killed In Iceland After Plane Crash

Four tourists from the United States, the Netherlands, and Belgium were murdered when their tiny plane, a Cessna 172, crashed into Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s second-largest lake, while on a sightseeing trip in Iceland.

The Cessna 172 was discovered in a section of the lake about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Reykjavik at around 11 p.m. local time on Friday, according to the Icelandic Coast Guard.

On Thursday, the plane took off from the domestic airport in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, for a two-hour sightseeing tour.

About an hour after takeoff, the jet that did not issue a distress signal made touch with aviation authorities.

The 49-year-old pilot, Haraldur Diego, was considered one of Iceland’s most prominent aviators and a pioneer of photography tours.

Despite the harsh winter weather, over 1,000 members of Iceland’s Search and Rescue organisation, along with boats, divers, and two Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters, had combed the Thingvellir National Park area for the plane.

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