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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 July 1932
Type:Boeing 80
Operator:Boeing Air Transport
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Stirling, IL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Narrative:
The Boeing 80 struck power lines during an attempted forced landing in a field. The airplane had encountered a squall line and electrical storm, forcing the pilot to land in a field.
The aircraft impacted terrain.

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jul 11, 1932


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