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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:dinsdag 25 juli 1944
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: 41-11706
Constructienummer: 202
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 27 / inzittenden: 27
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:N of Gaeta Village, Florida Island (   Solomoneilanden)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Solomoneilanden
Beschrijving:
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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