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Last updated: 25 May 2020
Datum:Freitag 17 April 1931
Zeit:ca 14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Fluggesellschaft:Prince V. Bibescu
Kennzeichen: CV-FAI
Werknummer: 5-AT-088
Baujahr: 1930-01-20 (1 year 3 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Mohania, Bihar (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
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Flug nach:?
Forced landed in a field about 45 miles east of Benares (Varanasi) after striking a vulture. Thus was the VIP aircraft of Prince George III Valentin Bibescu, President of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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