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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2016 9:36 p.m. PST

The tiny island country has claimed hundreds of American military aircraft

"On a chilly afternoon in 1973, Eyrún Sæmundsdóttir was knitting a wool sweater in her bedroom when she looked out the window and saw a U.S. Navy airplane fall from the sky and crash on her farm in southern Iceland.

As the plane burst out of the clouds, Eyrún twisted and tightened the yarn faster and faster, keeping her eyes on the dying aircraft until it disappeared behind a black sand dune where her property met the North Atlantic.

When the scream of metal grinding against the basalt fell away, Eyrún looked down and saw her husband staring back at her through the glass. They each remained frozen for a few seconds, bracing for something, until Einar finally dropped a bale of hay in the snow…"
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JMcCarroll Inactive Member26 Dec 2016 7:02 a.m. PST

Very good article. Perhaps an IQ test is needed to visit the plane.

randy51 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2016 9:53 a.m. PST

"Then in November, Justin Bieber skateboarded on the plane's roof in a music video. 200 million people saw it."

If ever there was a defilement,…….

Space Ghost Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2016 11:14 a.m. PST

Or maybe the Navy could clean its crap up….

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2016 11:43 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed the article my friend!. (smile)


Huscarle26 Dec 2016 12:06 p.m. PST

Interesting article, & why do tourists nearly always seem to lack common sense or fail to understand local conditions?

goragrad28 Dec 2016 12:03 p.m. PST


Looks like the Navy and the Icelanders have and understanding.

It also appears that tourists the world over fail to pay attention to the 'Don't feed the animals' or other signs that are intended to keep them from doing foolish things.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2016 9:14 p.m. PST

Glad you found interesting it too boys.


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