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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Datum:Montag 23 August 1943
Zeit:04:30
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: 42-107274
Werknummer: 26
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) von Tezpur Airport (TEZ) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), Indien
Flug nach:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft crashed and burned 1 mile from the end of the Tezpur runway. The airplane was fully loaded with fuel drums and ammunition. The crash was attributed to failure of one or possibly two engines on takeoff. The crew members were employees of American Airlines, operating under contract to Air Transport Command.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» To the Four Winds / by James Mangan p47-48.


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Distance from Tezpur-Salonibari Airport to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 1008 km (630 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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