Accident Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express 44-39213, Saturday 18 August 1945
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Date:Saturday 18 August 1945
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-39213
MSN: 15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:0,55 km NW of Zürich-Dübendorf Airport -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport
Narrative:
On landing at Zürich-Dübendorf Airport the right main landing gear folded up and engine No. 4 caught fire as a result of the propeller tips hitting the runway. The pilot attempted unsuccessfully to take off again but insufficient altitude was gained and the aircraft crashed and burned at 15:00 hrs in woods 550 meters NW of hanger No. 2.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Report of burial of Capt. Thomas Elwyn Smith (co-pilot) from the Office of the Military Air Attache to Chief, Military Intelligence Service. War Department, Washington D. C.

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