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Date:Monday 17 August 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Johnson Flying Service
Registration: N69905
MSN: 5-AT-40
First flight: 1929-04-09 (24 years 5 months)
Engines: 3 Wright R-975-28
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Flathead Forest, MT (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Spotted Bear airstrip, MT, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crash landed in forest when all three engines failed. The Tri-Motor had taken off to drop 6 smoke jumpers.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt.57)
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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