ASN Aircraft accident Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor NC9662 Cincinnati, OH
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Date:Sunday 9 August 1931
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:American Airways
Registration: NC9662
MSN: 5-AT-029
First flight: 1929-02-28 (2 years 5 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cincinnati, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cincinnati Municipal Airport, OH (LUK/KLUK), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta (unknown airport), GA, United States of America
Shortly after takeoff one of the engines separated. The pilot attempted an emergency landing back at the airfield but missed the runway. The pilot then attempted to put the plane down on the bank of the Miami River. It struck soft sand and nosed over, killing all aboard.

Engine separation
Forced landing outside airport

» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 10, 1931
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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