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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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This airplane is a Fairchild FC-2W2 (S/N 533; ATC #61) manufactured in November, 1928 by the Fairchild Airplane Manufacturing Corporation, Farmingdale, LI, NY. It came from the factory with a Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine of 410HP (S/N 888). It was a seven-place airplane which, if rigged with floats weighed 5,150 pounds, and with land wheels 5,500 pounds.

It was purchased on November 12, 1928 by Interstate Airlines, Inc., Chicago, IL for the flyaway price of $18,705. A month later, on December 7th, it suffered an accident at Chattanooga, TN and was "badly damaged". As of January 8, 1929 it was repaired and Wasp engine S/N 864 was installed.

On February 11, 1929 NC9702 sold to Scenic Airways, Inc., of Phoenix, AZ. J. Parker Van Zandt was the owner of the company. Soon, the airplane came to Tucson Sunday, March 24, 1929 flown by Lamar Nelson (he was the Operations Manager for Scenic) carrying three unidentified passengers. They were based in Phoenix, AZ and were inbound from Phoenix and headed for El Paso, TX, probably a scheduled flight of Scenic Airways.

NC9702 was sold on March 31, 1930 to South American Construction Company, Ltd. of Los Angeles, CA . South American Construction operated mining property at Tipuani, Bolivia, with offices in La Pax, Bolivia. As of June 7,1930, the airplane was rebuilt and overhauled by Aero Corporation of California and shipped to Bolivia for service between La Paz and Tipuani. The U.S. registration was cancelled as of June 20, 1930. No further information.


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