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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 30 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-109 Liberator Express
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-52023
MSN: 3574
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) E of Tura (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Shamshernagar Airport (ZHM/VGSH), Bangladesh
Narrative:
The C-109, 42-52023, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, 1330th AAF Base Unit, Jorhat, India, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a ferry mission to Shamshernager. Last contact was by radio with Capt. William Mitchell, at 21:56 hours IST at Jorhat, India.
At least two crew men were killed.

Sources:
» usaafdata.com
» www.miac47burmawwii.org
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Jorhat-Rowriah Airport to Shamshernagar Airport as the crow flies is 343 km (214 miles).

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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