Crash-aerien 18 AUG 1945 d'un Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express 44-39213 - Zürich-Dübendorf Airport
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Statuts:
Date:samedi 18 aot 1945
Heure:15:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 44-39213
Numéro de série: 15
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,55 km (0.3 milles) NW of Zürich-Dübendorf Airport (   Suisse)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport, Suisse
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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