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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Datum:vrijdag 17 april 1931
Tijd:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Prince V. Bibescu
Registratie: CV-FAI
Constructienummer: 5-AT-088
Bouwjaar: 1930-01-20 (1 year 3 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mohania, Bihar (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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).

Bronnen:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» dmairfield.com


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