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'Grounded' - Sólheimasandur, Iceland

The beached remains of the DC-3 put down by the US Navy on this South Icelandic beach as it ran out of fuel whilst out over the glaciers nearby, the plan being to land it safely and return to base once able to refuel it.

 

Though apparently what they forgot to check was that they had enabled the reserve tanks, there was still enough fuel there to get them home in the first place...

 

Unable to take off again due to the black volcanic sand it sits on, its been here ever since.

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Taken on February 21, 2014