REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 57

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N87505

N87505
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 57
Manufacturing Date: 1946-09-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 53005537 / AC0B5F
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC87504
N87504
1946-09-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-09-16 Test flight.
1946-09-22 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Oscar L. Hostetter; Thomasville, Pennsylvania, USA.
   
1956-09-02 A/W Date.
   
   
(N679JR)
????-??-?? Listed in Richard W. Sanders list, but unconfirmed by any other sources.
   
   
NC87504
N87504
????-??-?? Re-registered with original registration number.
   
1975-11-16 A/C departed from Gainesville, Georgia, for a ferry flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.  During flight a push rod, P/N 1219, in elevator control system disconnected from the control column lower quadrant, P/N 1223.  A/C made an uncontrolled decent into a lake in Gastonia, North Carolina.  The 56 year old pilot (25000 hrs), was fatally injured and the aircraft reported as "destroyed".  [NTSB Identification: IAD76AI034].
   
1977-03-17 C of R issued to:
Donald J. Anklin; Route 4 Box 279, Mooresville, North Carolina 28219, USA.
2013-03-11 Cancelled from FAA Registry.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Barry Collman.

 

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