ASN Aircraft accident Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor LG-AAE Puerto Cabezas
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Date:Tuesday 28 September 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:TACA Guatemala
Registration: LG-AAE
MSN: 5-AT-028
First flight: 1929-02-26 (8 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) SW of Puerto Cabezas (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed while en route to a mine, with a cargo of meat. Wreckage found in the jungle October 3, 1937. Pilot Lynn Shepard.

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» La Nación (Santiago) 5 October 1937, p11
» La Noticia (Managua) 5 October 1937, p23


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