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Date:Wednesday 22 March 1933
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford JR-3 (5-AT-C) Tri-Motor
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: A8599
MSN: 5-AT-083
First flight: 1930-04-02 (3 years)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Virginia Beach, VA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Quantico MCAF /Turner field, VA (KNYG), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The aircraft hit a bump on landing at Virginia Beach national guard flying field. The pilot initiated a go-around during which the left engine failed. The Tri-Motor hit the ground right wing-first. The occupants were injured.

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Free Lance-Star 22 March 1933, p2


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