Vliegtuigongeval op 20 OCT 1944 met Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express NC18618 - Antens kapell, Alingsås, 51 km NE Torslanda
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Datum:vrijdag 20 oktober 1944
Tijd:00:30
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: NC18618
Constructienummer: 99
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Antens kapell, Alingsås, 51 km NE Torslanda (   Zweden)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station (ADX/EGQL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Zweden
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station en Stockholm-Bromma Airport bedraagt 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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