Boeing Model 95 NC192E
THE CHICAGO TO SAN FRANCISCO RUN
This airplane is a Boeing Model 95 (S/N 1055; ATC #106)
manufactured in February 1929 by Boeing Airplane Company,
Seattle, WA. It left the factory with a used Pratt & Whitney
Hornet engine (S/N 202) of 500 HP. It was a single-place
airplane weighing 5,840 pounds.
It sold on February 14, 1929 to the Boeing Air Transport
Corporation, Seattle, WA. It was flight tested by E.T.
Allen and ferried from Seattle to Salt Lake City, UT by E.T.
Based in Cheyenne, WY, NC192E landed at Tucson on 3/19/1929
piloted solo by Harold
T. “Slim” Lewis. Follow
this link to
see an image of pilot Lewis. Please follow this link for
three images of the airplane on the ground at Tucson.
The record is sparse for the brief life of this airplane. I
do not know why it flew through Tucson. According
to Boeing records, it suffered an accident on October 18,
1929 one mile east of Elm Creek, NB. It was engaged
in flying the Chicago to San
At 4:30 AM, pilot C.V. Pickup guided the airplane to a forced
landing after failure of the fuel supply. The airplane
caught fire after landing and was a total loss. Pilot
Pickup was not killed, because we find him flying an unidentified
Travel Air to Tucson on January 14, 1932 carrying “respiration
equipment”. No further information on NC192E.
UPLOADED: 03/28/06 REVISED: 03/21/09