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Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Datum:Sonntag 7 Februar 1943
Zeit:21:00
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: 41-23903
Werknummer: 698
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Canton Island Airport (CIS) (   Kiribati)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Unfallbericht:
The C-87 rolled and dived into the water while turning on finals to Canton Island. The flight was being operated by United Airlines under contract to the Army Air Transport Command.
It was deemed possible that an asymmetric flap deployment caused the accident.

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» Under the Southern Cross / Bob Livingstone


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