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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 29 August 1933
Time:ca 01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC9607
C/n / msn: 5-AT-005
First flight: 1928-11-08 (4 years 10 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Quay, NM (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amarillo-English Field, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Destination airport:Albuquerque-West Mesa Airport, NM, United States of America
Narrative:
Flew into the south side of Mesa Mountain during a severe rainstorm.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» Prescott Evening Courier - Aug 29, 1933
» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011


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Distance from Amarillo-English Field, TX to Albuquerque-West Mesa Airport, NM as the crow flies is 453 km (283 miles).

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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