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Last updated: 19 August 2019
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Date:Wednesday 9 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-11707
C/n / msn: 203
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:410 km (256.3 mls) W off Ascension Island (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Destination airport:Georgetown-Wideawake Field (ASI/FHAW), St. Helena
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea en route between Natal and Ascension Island. Last radio contact with Natal was at 03:37.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Natal Airport, RN to Georgetown-Wideawake Field as the crow flies is 2303 km (1439 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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