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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 14 July 1953
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
Operator:Johnson Flying Service
Registration: N8400
MSN: 4-AT-62
First flight: 1929-04-13 (24 years 3 months)
Engines: 3 Wright J-6-9 Whirlwind
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) E of Basin, MT (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While spraying spruce bugworms the Tri-Motor struck a cable, part of which was caught round the tail and snagged a pylon during the forced landing, tearing the tail from the aircraft which crashed nose down.

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» Air Britain Casualty compendium


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