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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 6 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Northwest Agricultural Aviation
Registration: N9606
C/n / msn: 5-AT-4
First flight: 1928-10-24 (24 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Choteau Airport, MT (CII) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Choteau Airport, MT (KCII), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Drifted off the runway while attempting to takeoff in strong gusty winds. The airplane struck an embankment and caught fire.

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 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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