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Last updated: 23 January 2020
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 7 febrero 1943
Hora:21:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-23903
Numéro de série: 698
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Canton Island Airport (CIS) (   Kiribati)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Under the Southern Cross / Bob Livingstone


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