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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 19 December 1931
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC7119
C/n / msn: 4-AT-33
First flight: 1928-08-28 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-5 Whirlwind
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oklahoma City, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Oklahoma City (unknown airport), OK, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on two engine takeoff. Co-pilot killed.
The airplane was being ferried from Tulsa, OK to Amarillo, TX via Oklahoma City, OK.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» New York Times - Dec 20, 1931


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