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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:maandag 26 februari 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87A Liberator Express
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-24174
Constructienummer: 969
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:van Marshall Islands (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kwajalein Airport (KWA/PKWA), Marshalleilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» pacificwrecks.com


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Kaart
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 Kwajalein Airport en Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI bedraagt 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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