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Date:Wednesday 26 October 1932
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: unreg.
MSN: 5-AT-113
First flight: 1932-03-31 (7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Villamontes, Gran Chaco (   Bolivia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor, named "Cruz del Sur", crashed shortly after delivery when carrying Bolivian Army supplies. The crew (Donald Duke, ex USAAC pilot) died.

The aircraft did not carry a registration mark as, at the time, aircraft carried unique names like "Cruz del Sur" in this case.

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


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