Date & Time: Aug 9, 1931 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ford 5
Operator:
Registration:
NC9662
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cleveland – Cincinnati – Atlanta
MSN:
5-AT-029
YOM:
0
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
4
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
One minute after takeoff, in initial climb, the right engine failed. Pilot attempted to return to the airport but the aircraft stalled and crashed. All six occupants were killed.
Crew:
M.T. Odell, pilot,
William J. Dewald, copilot.
Passengers:
William E. Keith,
W.P. Brimberry,
V.G. Baum,
Wrenna D. Hughes.
Probable cause:
It was determined that prior to the crash, the aircraft’s starboard power plant had torn loose in the air, apparently after the corresponding propeller broke.