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Last updated: 13 May 2021
Datum:Sonntag 9 August 1931
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Fluggesellschaft:American Airways
Kennzeichen: NC9662
Werknummer: 5-AT-029
Baujahr: 1929-02-28 (2 years 5 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cincinnati, OH (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), USA
Flug nach:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, USA
Shortly after takeoff one of the engines separated. The pilot attempted an emergency landing back at the airfield but missed the runway. The pilot then attempted to put the plane down on the bank of the Miami River. It struck soft sand and nosed over, killing all aboard.

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 10, 1931
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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