Flugunfall 20 OCT 1944 einer Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express NC18618 - Antens kapell, Alingsås, 51 km NE Torslanda
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Datum:Freitag 20 Oktober 1944
Zeit:00:30
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: NC18618
Werknummer: 99
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Antens kapell, Alingsås, 51 km NE Torslanda (   Schweden)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station (ADX/EGQL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Schweden
Unfallbericht:
Six planes involved in the secret "Project Sonnie" and "Operation Carpetbagger" flew from Scotland to Sweden as courier planes. Six left UK, one returned to base over the North Sea due to an engine problem. Due to dense fog, the planes were diverted to Torslanda/Göteborg. Four planes landed safely at Torslanda, also in dense fog. NC18618 flew into terrain at about 300 feet elevation.
It is believed that this plane was being used to fly Norwegian aircrew trainees and American internees back to the UK from Sweden.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Flygmonumentet vid Anten
» Flygmonumentet vid Anten (Accident report)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station to Stockholm-Bromma Airport as the crow flies is 1259 km (787 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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