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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 October 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:Guinea Airways
Registration: VH-UTB
C/n / msn: 5-AT-068
First flight: 1929-08-03 (12 years 3 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Little Wau Creek (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ran off runway into river on takeoff. There was a full load of sawn lumber on board. One of the engines had lost power on takeoff.

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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