A Michigan Catastrophe

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Oh the tragedy, the ill will of the skies and the wires!
  • The True North strong and free! From far and wide….
  • A triple tail?  Surely you jest!  Yet it was perfect for the client.
  • Designed and built uniquely for a company for special work.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




Post a REPLY below with your best guess!

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4 thoughts on “A Michigan Catastrophe

  1. Jim Abbott says:

    We all give up! What’s the answer?
    Jim A., Tucson, AZ

  2. Roy Benstead says:

    This is the Dayton Wright-FP-2. It never flew with those pusher engines. They were changed to tractor engines before it was flyable.

    1. HW says:

      Nicely done, Roy! You’ve solved one of the greatest challenges we had published!

  3. Jorge Suarez says:

    That looks like a Handley Page H.P. 42 “Hannibal”. A good aeroplane, slow but safe for the 1930s. It had good performance, with 38 or 40 passenger capacity, and was used on Far East routes.


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