Date & Time: Nov 2, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Martin PBM Mariner
Operator:
Registration:
1248
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Keflavik - Keflavik
MSN:
1248
Country:
Iceland
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
12
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a maritime patrol flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Following an uneventful mission, the aircraft was returning to its base when pilots encountered poor weather conditions at destination. After circling the base while awaiting visibility improvement, the captain attempted a visual approach as no instruments were available at that time. While descending to 800 feet, the seaplane hit a mountain slope located near Krísuvík, some 25 km southeast of the Keflavik Airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 12 occupants were killed.