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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Monday 18 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-11708
C/n / msn: 204
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Natal, Brazil (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Narrative:
Disappeared off Brazilian coast while enroute from Accra, Ghana to Natal, Brazil.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Natal Airport, RN as the crow flies is 4079 km (2549 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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