The 22-year old was there to create commercial content in support of the Belgian fashion brand Suspicious Antwerp. According to the Associated Press, the flight left from Reykjavik's domestic airport on Thursday. It was supposed to take off for a two-hour tour but did not return.
They were found in Iceland's second largest lake around 11 p.m. According to the Associated Press, the Cessna 172 plane carried the four bodies of the skateboarder Tim Alings and Suspicious Antwerp's sponsor manager Nicola Bellavia. Also, the Cessna 172 plane had Haraldur Diego, who was a prominent Icelandic aviator and content creator.
The plane made contact approximately an hour after takeoff with aviation authorities. They stated that they had never received any distress signals when the plane vanished from radar on Thursday.
Thingvellir National Park was searched by more than 1,000 members from the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue. They also assisted with the rescue of divers and boats. The aircraft was eventually found in a small area of the lake about 30 miles east from Reykjavik.
According to the Associated Press, authorities found the bodies in the lake bottom using sonar and autonomous submarine technology. Police were unable to recover them due to the poor conditions.
"Because of the rapidly changing weather, it was decided to stop the operation. The safety of divers couldn't be guaranteed under current conditions," said the police in a statement.
Authorities have yet to release a cause of the crash.
Bram Boriau was a spokesperson for Suspicious Antwerp and stated to the AP that the sightseeing tour was meant to capture Iceland's beauty.
Boriau stated that all those present were passionate about content creation and travel.
Suspicious Antwerp shared a story on their Instagram page confirming that the plane was made up of two content creators and an employee.
They stated that they were deeply saddened by the news and their thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends. We are in constant contact with them as well as the authorities and will do everything possible to help them through these difficult times.