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Last updated: 11 August 2020
Datum:zondag 19 januari 1930
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Maddux Airlines
Registratie: NC9689
Constructienummer: 5-AT-046
Bouwjaar: 1929-05-28 (8 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Oceanside, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tijuana-Agua Caliente Airport, Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles-Grand Central Terminal, CA, Verenigde Staten
The Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor was destroyed by fire after it impacted the ground near Oceanside, California in poor weather conditions. The aircraft had departed Agua Caliente, Mexico at 17:30 hours. The flight ran into blinding rain from a sudden squall that had blown in from the Pacific. The aircraft suddenly lost altitude and the left wing tip touched the ground, throwing the plane on its nose.

Probable Cause:

The T.A.T.-Maddux technical board of inquiry stated that the accident was the result of "a local weather condition of unpredicted and unforeseen characteristics."

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» Disaster in the Air / By Edgar A. Haine, 2000


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tijuana-Agua Caliente Airport en Los Angeles-Grand Central Terminal, CA bedraagt 218 km (136 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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Ford Tri-Motor

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  • 13e ongeval
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