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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 9 August 1931
Time:08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:American Airways
Registration: NC9662
C/n / msn: 5-AT-029
First flight: 1929-02-28 (2 years 5 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cincinnati, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, United States of America
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff one of the engines separated. The pilot attempted an emergency landing back at the airfield but missed the runway. The pilot then attempted to put the plane down on the bank of the Miami River. It struck soft sand and nosed over, killing all aboard.

Classification:
Engine separation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 10, 1931
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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