Registration Number NC8622
Died In Infancy
This aircraft was a Fleet Husky 2 with original manufacturer’s
serial number 26. The Fleet Aircraft Company, Buffalo, NY
built it on 3/30/29. It left the factory at 1,575 lbs., with
a 90 HP Kinner K-5 engine S/N 230. It was a two-passenger
airplane that landed four times at Tucson. See its sister
ships, NC8601, NC8602,
NC8610 and NC8617.
It sold on 3/30/29 to Frank E. Williams of Los Angeles, CA.
We find the airplane at Tucson on 4/11/1929 piloted by Mr.
Williams, carrying passenger W.O. Anderson. They were westbound
from Buffalo, NY, stayed overnight in Tucson, and left the
next day for Los Angeles. They were probably ferrying this
brand new airplane from the factory to its new home on the
On 6/19/29 the airplane sold to Stanley A. Williams of Los
Angeles (transport license #9762; A&E license #3410).
It had Kinner engine S/N 314 installed. It suffered an accident
at Glendale, CA on 8/16/29. The airplane ground looped while
attempting to turn and collided with another aircraft on the
ground. The front spar on the upper wing was cut in two. It
was repaired and returned to service on 2/7/30 with Kinner
engine S/N 5314.
It suffered a final accident at Downey, CA on 8/8/31 and
was “washed out”, barely two and a half years
old. Registration cancelled 8/21/31.
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