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Last updated: 31 July 2021
Datum:Dienstag 25 Juli 1944
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: 41-11706
Werknummer: 202
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:N of Gaeta Village, Florida Island (   Salomon Inseln)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Flug nach:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Salomon Inseln
The Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express was destroyed in an accident on Florida Island, Solomon Islands. All 27 on board were killed.
The airplane was operated by a Consairways crew on behalf of the USAAF's Air Transport Command (ATC), flying 21 high ranking passengers from the U.S to Guadalcanal and Brisbane, Australia.
It crashed in a jungle on a mountain top while approaching the airport at Guadalcanal.



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