STINSON SM-6000 B NC10847
This airplane is a Stinson SM-6000B (S/N 5046; ATC #420)
manufactured in June 1931 by Stinson Aircraft Corporation,
Wayne, MI. It came from the factory with three Lycoming
R-680 engines of 215 HP each. It was an eleven-place
airplane weighing 8,600 pounds gross.
It was purchased on June 25, 1931 by Century Pacific Lines,
Ltd., Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale,
find the airplane in Tucson twice during Century Pacifics’ ownership,
on November 16th and 17, 1931.
On the 16th it was flown by W.H. Smiley. He carried
two unidentified passengers inbound from Phoenix, AZ. He
gave no destination. The second visit on the 17th was
piloted by Paul C. Williams. He carried a single unidentified
passenger inbound from Phoenix, AZ. He gave no destination.
Century flew the airplane another six-months and sold it
to American Airways, Inc., Chicago, IL, who flew it for three
years before transferring it on On May 18, 1935 to Decatur
Flying Service, Decatur, IL. It changed hands four
more times up to 1838, moving back and forth between IL and
On September 5, 1938 it suffered a ground accident at Kankakee,
IL and was completely destroyed by fire. No further
UPLOADED: 04/02/06 REVISED: 12/13/11