Descripción del Accidente ASN 18 AUG 1945 Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express 44-39213 - Zürich-Dübendorf Airport
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Fecha:sbado 18 agosto 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-39213
Numéro de série: 15
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,55 km (0.3 milles) NW of Zürich-Dübendorf Airport (   Suiza)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport, Suiza
On landing at Zürich-Dübendorf Airport the right main landing gear folded up and engine No. 4 caught fire as a result of the propeller tips hitting the runway. The pilot attempted unsuccessfully to take off again but insufficient altitude was gained and the aircraft crashed and burned at 15:00 hrs in woods 550 meters NW of hanger No. 2.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Report of burial of Capt. Thomas Elwyn Smith (co-pilot) from the Office of the Military Air Attache to Chief, Military Intelligence Service. War Department, Washington D. C.


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