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Date:Tuesday 4 August 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:Johnson Flying Service
Registration: N8419
MSN: 5-AT-58
First flight: 1929-06-29 (30 years 1 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Moose Creek, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Grangeville-Idaho County Airport, ID, United States of America
Destination airport:Moose Creek Airstrip, ID, United States of America
The Tri-Motor took off from the Grangeville to deliver goods to the backcountry airstrip at Moose Creek on the Nezperce National Forest and to drop two smokejumpers on a fire burning on Pettibone Ridge. Aboard the aircraft were a forest supervisor, a smokejumper foreman and two smokejumpers. When landing at Moose Creek to drop off the supplies before dropping the jumpers, the aircraft crashed into the trees at the end of the dirt runway and burst into flames.

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


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