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Devastating moment light aircraft crash lands into tarmac and turns into giant fireball killing two... but not the pilot
The crash happened in Iceland last year, with footage emerging this week
The light aircraft hit the runway as it banked, with no landing gear down
A pilot made a miraculous escape from a plane crash in Iceland that killed the other two occupants -- and footage of the incident has been released for the first time.
The shocking footage shows the aircraft -- an ambulance plane -- banking hard and at speed, with no landing gear visible, above a runway in Akureyri.
It quickly loses altitude as it passes the camera -- fixed inside a truck -- and careers into the ground, creating a gigantic fireball.
A watching member of the ground crew in the foreground is momentarily frozen with shock, before he runs, with another man, towards the billowing smoke.
According to Icelandic news source Visir.is
, the captain and ambulance man, Peter Robert Tryggvason, both died -- but the pilot, Axel Albert Jensen, survived.
The exact causes of the crash, which happened on August 5, 2013, have yet to be found, but there is some speculation that it was a fly-by that went tragically wrong.