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Once a symbol of the golden age of air travel, a Douglas Super DC-3 airplane lies hollow and forgotten on a deserted black beach in Iceland - untouched since it crashed more than four decades ago.

The United States Navy cargo plane is now no more than a husk - dented and bruised by 41 punishing years of arctic gales and rain.

Its tail and wings are gone and its windows are all smashed in since it was forced to crash land on Solheimasandur beach on Saturday November 24 1973.

Amazingly, the crew all survived the impact, but the plane was abandoned rather than recovered, meaning the weather-beaten remains are still standing at the crash site.

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