Investigation into Crash Landing at Keflavík Airport

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Investigation into Crash Landing at Keflavík Airport

The east-west runway at Keflavík International Airport was closed yesterday after a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash landed.

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Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The plane was in training yesterday with five people on board, ruv.is reports.

The plane is severely damaged and one passenger was injured, sustaining a broken ankle.

An investigation into the crash was launched immediately. The Icelandic police have interviewed the staff on board. However, Ragnar Guðmundsson of the traffic accidents investigation committee told ruv.is that they had not yet been able to retrieve the flight recorders to assist in determining the cause of the crash.

Representatives from the insurance company and the Russian aviation authorities are expected to arrive in Iceland later today.

ZR