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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Datum:maandag 23 augustus 1943
Tijd:04:30
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: 42-107274
Constructienummer: 26
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,6 km (1 mijl) van Tezpur Airport (TEZ) (   India)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tezpur-Salonibari Airport en Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield bedraagt 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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