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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 12 May 1928
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-A Tri-Motor
Operator:Ford Air Freight Lines
Registration: NC1492
C/n / msn: 4-AT-01
First flight: 1926-06-11 (1 year 11 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-4 Junior
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dearborn, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dearborn-Ford Airport, MI, United States of America
Destination airport:Buffalo Airport, NY, United States of America
Narrative:
The former Tri-Motor prototype crashed on takeoff and caught fire.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal - May 13, 1928


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