Aircraft Photo of NX223Y | Douglas DC-1-109 | TWA - Transcontinental and Western Air | #8739
Registration / Serial:NX223Y
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-1
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-1-109
Operator / Titles:TWA - Transcontinental and Western Air
C/n (msn):1137
City / Airport:Glendale - Grand Central (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:1933
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 8739
Photo Comment

The forerunner of all Douglas Commercials. The sole DC-1 was ordered by Howard Hughes for TWA and first flew on 1 July 1933. Here used by the airline for tests before delivery for commercial use on 15 September 1933. Bought by Hughes in 1936. Later to G-AFIF, EC-AGN and EC-AAE being damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at Malaga with Iberia in December 1940. Note the slender slab-sided fuselage, original fin shape and spatted tailwheel. Obtained from Douglas over 50 years ago.

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