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Last updated: 21 January 2020
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Datum:Montag 18 Januar 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-11708
Werknummer: 204
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Natal, Brazil (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Flug nach:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft disappeared off Brazilian coast while enroute from Accra, Ghana to Natal, Brazil.
A wide search for the plane was conducted and was abandoned January 29. On February 4, 1943 a life raft was found at sea by the U.S. Destroyer Kearney about 60 miles due East of Recife, Brazil with the body of one passenger.
On February 5, 1943 another life raft was found on the beach of Ponte Negra, Brazil. It contained the remains of Major Arthur Mills. Six life jackets were found in the raft indicating that there were originally six men in the raft.

Informationsquelle:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Natal Airport, RN as the crow flies is 4079 km (2549 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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