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This information comes from the listings of Non-Prefixed and Non-Suffixed aircraft reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.

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Registration Number NC3785

A Case of Thin Records

This is a good example of not being able to figure out what happened to the airplane.

This aircraft is an Alexander “comb-wing” Eaglerock, S/N 364 (ATC 7) manufactured December 1927 by Alexander Aircraft Co., Denver, CO. It came equipped with a 90 HP OX-5 engine, S/N 7171.

It is of interest, because on 12/12/27 it was delivered to Aero Corporation of California, a distributor of Eaglerock aircraft. Jack Frye was the company President. Aero sold it to Jack Weiden, 9819 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA on 1/2/28. Pilot Weiden was qualified for a transport license with 500-800 hours flying time, but could not be located for exams. His application was cancelled 11/17/28.

We only know it landed at Tucson 1/23/1928, flown by Duke Lesser with Mr. Weiden as passenger. They were inbound from Phoenix, headed for El Paso.

On June 25, 1928 notation was made on the record, “Title clouded, passed through several hands with no notification to D.O.C.” A letter from Aero noted, “Plane washed out.”

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