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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Monday 9 August 1943
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: 42-107259
C/n / msn: 11
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE of Donli, Arunachal Pradesh (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yangkai Airfield, China
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Narrative:
The C-87 crashed into a forested hillside at an altitude of 8018 feet.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MIA Recoveries (miarecoveries.org)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Yangkai Airfield to Jorhat-Rowriah Airport as the crow flies is 899 km (562 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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