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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 18 October 1933
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:F. Free
Registration: NC4806
C/n / msn: 4-AT-18
First flight: 1928-05-01 (5 years 6 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-5 Whirlwind
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Managua (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Lake Managua from a height of 2000 feet.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» St. Petersburg Times - Oct 19, 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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