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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 25 July 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: 41-11706
C/n / msn: 202
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Gaeta Village, Florida Island (   Solomon Islands)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Canton Island Airport (CIS/PCIS), Kiribati
Destination airport:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Solomon Islands
Narrative:
The Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express was destroyed in an accident on Florida Island, Solomon Islands. All 27 on board were killed.
The airplane was operated by a Consairways crew on behalf of the USAAF's Air Transport Command (ATC), flying 21 high ranking passengers from the U.S to Guadalcanal and Brisbane, Australia.
It crashed in a jungle on a mountain top while approaching the airport at Guadalcanal.

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