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Last updated: 14 June 2021
Status:Final
Date:Monday 21 August 1972
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Island Airlines
Registration: N7684
MSN: 4-AT-42
First flight: 1928-09-26 (43 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-5 Whirlwind
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Port Clinton, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Port Clinton Airport, OH (PCW/KPCW), United States of America
Destination airport:Put-in-Bay Airport, OH, United States of America
Narrative:
The right engine lost power on takeoff, following which the Tri-Motor stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
powerplant - engine controls: mixture control assemblies
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly secured
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly installed
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Ford-4-AT-B-Tri-Motor-N7684
accident date: 21-08-1972
type: Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
registration: N7684
photo of Ford-4-AT-B-Tri-Motor-N7684
accident date: 21-08-1972
type: Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
registration: N7684
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port Clinton Airport, OH to Put-in-Bay Airport, OH as the crow flies is 14 km (9 miles).

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