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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:Tuesday 30 November 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: 42-107270
C/n / msn: 22
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tibetan plateau (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Narrative:
All five crew members bailed out after becoming lost.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Lost In Tibet: The Untold Story Of Five American Airmen, A Doomed Plane, And the Will to Survive / Richard Starks,Miriam Murcut


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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 Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Jorhat-Rowriah Airport as the crow flies is 873 km (546 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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