Accident Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor G-CATX, Saturday 25 August 1928
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Date:Saturday 25 August 1928
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor
Owner/operator:British Columbia Airways
Registration: G-CATX
MSN: 4-AT-26
Year of manufacture:1928
Engine model:Wright J-5 Whirlwind
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:off Port Townsend, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Victoria International Airport, BC (YYJ/CYYJ)
Destination airport:Seattle (unknown airport), WA
Narrative:
Hit the water of Puget Sound while low flying in dense fog.

Sources:

The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
Ottawa Citizen - Aug 27, 1928
Ottawa Citizen - Aug 28, 1928

Statistics

  • 3rd worst accident in 1928
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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