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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:Wednesday 20 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-109 Liberator Express
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-51647
C/n / msn: 3178
First flight:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) E of Kharagpur-Kalaikunda Air Force Station (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kharagpur-Kalaikunda Air Force Station (VEDX), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after takeoff. At least two occupants were killed.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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