Missing tourist plane found at the bottom of a lake in Iceland


Icelandic officials found a small plane at the bottom of the lake two days after the aircraft went missing with three tourists and a pilot, police said on Saturday.

Three tourists on the Cessna 172N plane, which departed for a sightseeing tour on Thursday, came from Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United States, Iceland’s Morgunbladid newspaper reported.

The Icelandic Coast Guard said in a statement that the plane crashed on Lake ├×ingvallava, about 25 miles east of the capital Reykjavik, and was deployed with the help of an unmanned submarine.

The plane has not been pulled to the surface and the body has not yet been recovered.

The Dutch Foreign Ministry told Reuters that a 27-year-old Dutch man living in Belgium had been informed that he had disappeared on a plane.

Coast Guard personnel could not immediately confirm the nationality of the other two missing passengers.

Reuters

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