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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 5 June 1930
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Colonial Air Transport
Registration: NC9675
C/n / msn: 5-AT-033
First flight: 1929-03-20 (1 year 3 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boston, MA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Destination airport:New York (unknown airport), NY, United States of America
Narrative:
The flight took off from Boston Airport for New York. But the aircraft went nosed down and crashed into the sea. It came to rest in seven feet of water, some 60 yards from the breakwater.
One passenger was killed out of the 13 passengers and two crew.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Pittsburgh Press - Jun 5, 1930


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