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Fokker F-10A “Deluxe” NC586K

SHORT LIFE

This aircraft was a Fokker F-10A “Deluxe”, S/N 1057 (ATC #96), manufactured in August 1929 by the Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  It left the factory with three Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines (S/N 1799, 1907, 1908) of 410 HP each. Below, courtesy of Mike Gerow, is a starboard profile of NC586K. The photo is probably from when the airplane was owned by R.S. McMillan (see below).

Fokker F-10A, NC586K, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Gerow)
Fokker F-10A, NC586K, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Gerow)

You can see another image of this airplane on this page.

NC586K on WAE Brochure
NC586K on WAE Brochure

At right, an interesting use of an image of the underside of the airplane, with Art Deco accents, on a Western Air Express brochure. You can view more such brochures, for various old and contemporary airlines, here. Another WAE Fokker on this site, with a motion picture of it in action, is at NC126M.

NC586K was purchased September 18, 1929 by the Aero Corporation of California (Aero), Los Angeles, CA (Davis-Monthan pilots Jack Frye and Paul Richter were principals with the company, which was a Fokker and Eaglerock distributor, as well as operators of Standard Air Lines). Aero transferred the airplane to R.S. MacMillan, Los Angeles, CA on October 5, 1929. 

We first find NC586K at Tucson on January 28, 1930 flown by Eddie Martin. He carried four unidentified passengers. They were westbound from El Paso, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

NC586K suffered an accident eight months later in September, 1930, at El Paso, TX.  There is no record of damage or injuries. Whatever the damages, they were repaired and its next visit to Tucson occurred on May 24, 1931. It was again flown by Eddie Martin carrying three passengers from Houston, TX to Los Angeles. Parenthetically, we find Martin and R.S. MacMillan together at Tucson on August 23, 1931. This time they flew in a "C-3R", a Stearman Business Speedster, NC793H.

MacMillan sold NC586K back to Aero on May 11, 1932.  It underwent major overhaul of fuselage and wings during the period October 24 to November 21, 1932.  Aero sold NC586K to Western Air Express, Inc., Burbank, CA on November 22, 1932.  It remained with WAE a little over two years.  There is no information in the NASM record related to its activities or scheduling during that time.

On February 12, 1935, NC586K was sold to broker Charles H. Babb, Glendale, CA (Grand Central Air Terminal).  Two weeks later he sold it to Francisco Sarabia, Transportes Aereos de Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.  The airplane was exported to Mexico.  No further information.

 

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