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Photo ID: 1015028
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Model: DC-2-120 Registration: NC14274
Year: 1934 Serial Number: 1307
Engine(s): Wright SR1820-F series, 710 to 875-HP Owner: American Airlines
Location: Chicago Municipal Airport, Chicago, IL Photographer: From the collection of Ken Stoltzfus
Date: 1935 ? Present Registration: None, destroyed Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 6/16/04 - American Airlines' first DC-2, NC14274, shown here at Chicago Municipal Airport, had a short lifespan. It was delivered in November 1934 as a DC-2-120, American Airlines fleet number 74, and crashed January 14, 1936.

The following was found at www.okwreckchasing.com/current.html. It is a report of some kind, with date not given: "Douglas DC-2, NC14274, 14 January 1936. Near Goodwin, Arkansas. The aircraft was being operated by American Airlines as Trip One, from Newark, NJ, to Fort Worth, TX, with a crew change in Memphis, TN. The airplane was on course from Memphis to Little Rock, AR, with no indication of abnormality, when it crashed into a swampy area four miles from the town of Goodwin, AR. There were no survivors among the 14 passengers and three crew members. While there was no post-crash fire, a flash bulb from a photographers camera did ignite gasoline that had spilled. The cause of the crash was never proven, due in part to the fire and the extensive looting of the site by local residents. This was the first fatal commercial aircraft accident in the state of Arkansas - - -". Another report indicates that only the co-pilot was in the cockpit at the time and there was thought of a passenger disturbance.

That is American Airlines Ford Tri-Motor in the background but I can't quite get the registration.
 
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