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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 25 June 1930
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-A Tri-Motor
Operator:Northwest Airways
Registration: NC7739
MSN: 5-AT-003
First flight: 1928-10-24 (1 year 8 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A fire erupted in the Universal Airlines hangar at Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW). The fire spread to the Grey Goose Air Lines hangar. Both buildings were destroyed, along with some 27 aircraft inside.

Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» The Owosso Argus-Press - Jun 25, 1930


photo of Ford-5-AT-A-Tri-Motor-NC7739
accident date: 25-06-1930
type: Ford 5-AT-A Tri-Motor
registration: NC7739
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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