A solemn day of remembrance in Vágar
The 3rd of August 1996 is a day that lives vividly in the minds of those old enough to remember.
On this Saturday, high-ranking officials in the Danish defence travelled to the Faroes in a Gulfstream aircraft.
The plane never made it to Vágar Airport, however, as shortly before landing it crashed into the mountainside near the Selvík creek west of Sørvágur.
Nine people, four crew members and five passengers, died in the accident. Eight of these were Danish citizens, including the then Danish chief of defence and his wife. One of the two pilots was a Faroese citizen.
Translated by prosa.fo.