Fokker built 65 for commercial and military service. After the crash of a Transcontinental & Western Air F-10 in 1931, which was caused by the deterioration of the wooden wing spar, the type was temporarily grounded, and it was required to undergo more frequent and rigorous inspection. Its public image was also greatly damaged, leading to its early retirement from U.S. airlines.
USAAC Fokker C-5
Initial production variant
Improved and revised 14-passenger variant powered by three 420 hp (310 kW) Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engines, often called the Super Trimotor.
United States Army designation for the evaluation of one re-engined F-10A powered by three Wright R-975 radials.
Light bomber version.
United States Navy designation for the evaluation of one F-10A.
On June 10, 1929, a Pan Am F-10, registration NC9700 and named Cuba, struck telephone wires and crashed while taking off from Santiago de Cuba bound for Havana, killing two of five on board. The aircraft failed to gain altitude due to a waterlogged runway.
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