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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 22 August 1930
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-FOR
C/n / msn: 5-AT-050
First flight: 1929-06-04 (1 year 3 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jihlava (Iglau) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kbely Air Base (LKKB), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Brno Turany Airport (BRQ/LKTB), Czech Republic
Narrative:
Crashed in the attempt to avoid a heavy thunderstorm. The aircraft hit the ground in poor visibility after a sharp left turn to avoid a 35 meters high chimney and caught fire. Pilot Josef Sedlár (32, 3000 hrs), mechanic Josef Trafina and eleven passengers were on board. One passenger (Professor Kraus) survived.
The airplane operated on a flight from Prague to Bratislava via Brno.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» Czech accidents web site


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Distance from Kbely Air Base to Brno Turany Airport as the crow flies is 187 km (117 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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