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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:Montag 26 Februar 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87A Liberator Express
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-24174
Werknummer: 969
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Marshall Islands (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Kwajalein Airport (KWA/PKWA), Marshall Inseln
Flug nach:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-87 transport plane took from Guam on a flight to Hawaii transporting senior staff for prepare for a high-level meeting on plans for the final assault on Japan during World War II. Weather was reported as broken clouds at 3,000 - 6,000 feet. The aircraft was lost at sea between Kwajalein and Hawaii.
Last contact was by radio at 12:15 when the aircraft's position was reported as 11 degrees 15' north, 174 degrees 15' east.

Informationsquelle:
» pacificwrecks.com


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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 Kwajalein Airport to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 3913 km (2446 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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