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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Saturday 19 September 1931
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford XB-906 (Tri-Motor)
Operator:Ford Motor Company
Registration: NX9652
C/n / msn: XB-906-1
First flight: 1931-04-09 (5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dearborn, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Dearborn-Ford Airport, MI, United States of America
Destination airport:Dearborn-Ford Airport, MI, United States of America
The experimental bomber version of the Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor crashed and burned when wings overloaded and sheared off during steep climbing turn after a high-speed run. Pilot Sherman Leroy Manning and mechanic L.H. Garriott killed.

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