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This information comes from the listings of Non-Prefixed and Non-Suffixed aircraft reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.


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FORD 5-AT-B NC9668

FORD 5-AT-B NC9668


This airplane is a Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor (S/N 5-AT-15; ATC # 156) manufactured on January 13, 1929 by the Stout Metal Airplane Company (Division of Ford Motor Company), Dearborn, MI.  It came from the factory with three Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines (S/Ns L 1017, R 1015, C 1016) of 400 HP each.  It weighed 13,250 pounds.  It sold for $65,475 on February 13, 1929 to Stout Air Services, Inc., Dearborn, MI, probably to fly the Ford air routes. You may see an image of this airplane near the bottom of this page.

NC9668 landed at Tucson once, on May 8, 1929 flown by George Allen. He carried six unidentified passengers.  They were westbound from El Paso, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

It sold on October 1, 1930 to National Air Transport, Inc., Chicago, IL as a thirteen-place airplane with pilot and copilot.  It was remodeled as of January 2, 1931 with “Hi-speed” equipment (ring cowls and wheel pants).  The outboard engines were lowered six inches, and mail compartments were installed an the center section and the wings were reinforced.

NC9668 flew in that configuration for three years, and then was sold to Pennsylvania Airlines, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.  On June 21, 1935 it was again sold to Pennsylvania Airlines and Transport Co., Pittsburgh  It suffered an accident on March 9, 1936 (no details in the record).

On January 21, 1936 it was sold to Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanas, Ltda., Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  It was ferried from Cleveland, OH to Brownsville, TX about July 23, 1936 with Honduran registration XH-TAW.  Final disposition lists the airplane as sold into Honduras, 1936.  No further information.


UPLOADED: 04/01/06 REVISED: 09/30/07, 11/13/12

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