Registration Number 7176
You Oughta Be In Pictures
This aircraft is an American Eagle S/N 290 (ATC #2-55 pending)
built in August 1928 by the American Eagle Aircraft Corp.,
Kansas City, MO. It left the factory with a 150 HP Hispano-Suiza
A-model engine, S/N 3654.
It sold on August 17, 1928 to Associated Aircraft Corp. of Hollywood,
CA. It landed at Tucson September 5, 1928 piloted by J.C. Barnett.
He and his passenger, H.P. Joyce, were westbound from Roswell,
NM. They stayed in Tucson overnight and went on to Los Angeles
the next morning.
Exactly a week later, on September 13, 1928, the airplane suffered an
accident at Burbank,
CA. Its pilot, E.C. Cook (transport license #2127) had minor
injuries; two passengers, E.H. Wilson and H.E. Bruce suffered
serious injuries. The airplane was a “washout”
and the fuselage and engine were sold “as is”
to Kurt H. Schober of Alhambra,
CA. It was reported as being completely rebuilt as of January 21, 1929.
Up to early 1936 it sold six more times, remaining in the
southern California area. On January 29, 1936 it was sold to Paramount
Productions, Hollywood, CA. From an affidavit of March 5, 1936, the,
“aircraft is being dismantled as a practical unit, and
hereafter will be used only as a motion picture prop.”
Its registration was cancelled March 17, 1936.
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