Accident Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express 41-23862, Monday 31 January 1944
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Date:Monday 31 January 1944
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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: 41-23862
MSN: 648
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Lhasa -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP)
Destination airport:Jorhat-Rowriah Airport (JRH/VEJT)
Narrative:
Crashed into a glacier near Lhasa in heavy icing and strong winds.
In July 1994, the glacier melted and shifted enough to expose the twisted metal of the aircraft. A search team reached the wreckage at around 14,000 feet.

Sources:

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
togetherweserved.com

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