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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 31 March 1933
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:J.H. O'Brien
Registration: NC7686
C/n / msn: 4-AT-44
First flight: 1928-10-03 (4 years 6 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-5 Whirlwind
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) from Neodesha, KS (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed while probably attempting a forced landing in a field.
The airplane carried members of the Winnipeg Toilers basketball team from Tulsa to Winnipeg, Canada.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal - Mar 31, 1933


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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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