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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 25 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107262
C/n / msn: 14
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Himalaya Mountains (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT), India
Destination airport:Yangkai Airfield, China
Narrative:
Crashed in the Himalaya Mountains. One crew member bailed out and survived.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page 12


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Distance from Jorhat-Rowriah Airport to Yangkai Airfield as the crow flies is 899 km (562 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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