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Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:Thursday 19 September 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: X5000
C/n / msn: 5-AT-107
First flight: 1931
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limavady RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Limavady RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Tri-Motor ran into a ditch on takeoff, sustaining irreparable damage.

This aircraft was impressed into military service with RAF on 26 April 1940 and was used to help evacuate RAF squadrons from France during May/June 1940, along with other impressed airliners.

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


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