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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:Tuesday 9 February 1943
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: 41-23850
MSN: 645
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Zaragoza, Nuevo León (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Abandoned by crew about 16 km east off Hollywood, FL. Six occupants were rescued by the Coast Guard. Two crew members were reported missing.
The airplane continued across the Gulf of Mexico, crashing into Cerro Viejo, near Zaragoza, Nuevo León in Mexico.

Sources:
» Ellensburg Daily Record 25 February 1943, p3
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Informador 12 February 1943, p1+7


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