Registration Number NC8505
An Illinois Airplane Plagued By Wind
This aircraft was a Waco 10 with original manufacturer’s
serial number 1813. The Advance Aircraft Company, Troy, OH built it on March 11, 1929. It left the factory at 2,050 lbs., with
a 90 HP Curtiss OX-5 engine S/N A-4981. It was a three-passenger
It sold on March 11, 1929 (via Chicago Aero Sales of Lyons, IL)
to Ralph D. Schellenberger of Cicero, IL. A little over a
year later, on May 5, 1930, it was wrecked by violent winds on
the ground at La Grange, IL. It was repaired and returned
to service on June 20, 1930.
Near that time, on August 22, 1930, we find NC8505 at Tucson. It
was eastbound from Los Angeles, CA back to to Chicago, piloted
solo by Charles A. Rector.
A year later, on August 1, 1931, the airplane was sold to Edward
Sass of Hinsdale, IL, and then to Chicago Aero Sales Corp.
of La Grange, IL on July 26, 1932 after an accident at Des Plaine,
IL on July 8th. Chicago Aero fixed it and it was back flying
again on August 3, 1932 with 583:20 total flight hours.
On October 19, 1932 it suffered its final accident at Morris, IL
and was, “washed out.” Registration cancelled
November 7, 1932. R.I.P NC8505.
UPLOADED: 08/05/05 REVISED: 10/21/11