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Some of 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 (NASM), Washington, DC.

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SWALLOW Type 21 NC7799

BORN & DIED IN A YEAR'S TIME

NC7799 was manufactured during August, 1928 and wore S/N 1019. It was manufactured by the Swallow Airplane Company of Wichita, KS. NC7799 left the factory with a 90HP Curtiss OX-5 engine, S/N 6434. It was a 3-place airplane, weighing 2,200 pounds.

It was sold on September 21, 1928 to Wayne H. Fisher of Los Angeles through a mediator, Register pilot James E. Granger. Granger was a Swallow distributor based at Clover Field.

NC7799 appears only once in the Clover Field Register, on Wednesday, March 6, 1929 at 4:00PM. It was flown by Register pilot Burdette D. Fuller. He carried one unidentified passenger. Fuller identified the owner of the airplane as Wayne H. Fisher.

ON December 20, 1928 the airplane suffered an accident at San Diego, CA. It seems the engine was started without wheel chocks in place. The mechanic who was in the cockpit panicked and opened the throttle instead of closing it. There was damage to the tips of both lower wings and the propeller. Repairs were made and the airplane was flying again as of February 11, 1929.

It endured another accident at Los Angeles, CA (airfield not specified) in a collision with another aircraft. It seems both aircraft were taking off, didn't see each other, and collided on the ground. There was damage to the right upper and lower wing tips. Pilot Wayne H. Fisher was uninjured.

Fisher sold the unrepaired airplane to Rogers Aircraft, Inc. on April 29, 1929. Rogers Aircraft repaired it, replaced the engine with OX-5 S/N 4887, and flew it again on May 8, 1929. Rogers sold it to the Trojan Flying Club in Los Angeles on June 26, 1929.

Under Trojan's ownship NC7799 suffered its final accident at Mines Field in Los Angeles on August 11, 1929. The pilot, N.A. Rhine, was unable to recover from a flat spin after a steep bank. Rhine and his passenger crashed to the ground and both suffered serious injuries but survived. The airplane was a, "Complete washout except motor which was damaged but little." Post-crash, the "Plane [was] almost entirely carried away by souvenir hunters." The registration and airworthiness certificate were canceled November 24, 1929.

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