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ARROW SPORT NC9331

NC9331 was owned by Al Hudgin, who was in the FBO business (FBO=Fixed Base Operator, a company that supplies products and services to pilots) at Davis- Monthan from the late 1920's until just before WWII. Hudgin signed the Register with the airplane on January 31, 1932 on a trip from Clover Field, Santa Monica, CA to Nogales, AZ. He carried Mary Gambee as passenger. She was his wife.

Hudgin was involved in a forced landing with the airplane at Nogales, AZ (ca. 1930) as the following two images show. The engine suffered fuel starvation because of a faulty valve.

Arrow Sport NC9331 After Forced Landing
Arrow Sport NC9331 After Forced Landing

He did a masterful job of setting this airplane down.

Arrow Sport NC9331 After Forced Landing
Arrow Sport NC9133 After Forced Landing

Below, two news clippings describing the accident.

Arrow Sport NC9331 Forced Landing News Clippings
Arrow Sport NC9133 Forced LaArrow Sport NC9331 After Forced Landing News Clippings

Below, the Arrow after it was rebuilt.

Arrow Sport NC9331 Rebuilt
Arrow Sport NC9331

There are 6 people standing in front of the rebuilt airplane. They are from the left: Harry Krowl, Gabe Donadue, Henry Hudgin, Palen Hudgin, Alfred Hudgin, and Homer Tully.

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