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Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Datum:zondag 7 februari 1943
Tijd:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-23903
Constructienummer: 698
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Canton Island Airport (CIS) (   Kiribati)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Beschrijving:
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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Consolidated C-87

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