LAKE TAHOE SPECIAL # 001

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"Lake Tahoe Special"

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
2005-06-18
Photo: Ian Norman via Blair Robinson (www.v8seabee.com)
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee / "Lake Tahoe Special"
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: "001" (Original RC-3 s/n unknown)
Manufacturing Date: ?
Engine:

GM LS-6 Robinson V8 engine conversion (405 HP)

Remarks: Experimental GM LS-6 V8 engine.
"Lake Tahoe Special"
MT 4 blade reversible propeller.
Mode S Code 51745012
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N48VP 2005-02-24 Stephen J. Lantz; PO Box 1817, Crystal bay, NV 89402-1817, USA.

E-mail: SteveLantz(at)aol.com

Registered as "Lake Tahoe Special" S/N 001.

2011-01-21 Accident on Shasta Lake, Redding, California.  During landing on Shasta Lake just before 12:30 p.m., right wing float hit debris in the water some 500 yards from Bridge Bay Resort. 

R/H wing dipped into the water.  The pilot gave throttle to try to get the wing out of water.  The plane went in circles three to four times, before the attempt failed.

When it stopped, pilot/owner Stephen Lantz and his two passengers Thomas Giles, 72, of Anderson, and Douglas McLain, 70, of Redding climbed out. Then the plane flipped and began to sink as the men scrambled on top of it.

Bridge Bay employees quickly made it to the sinking plane and rescued the three, deputies said. 

Stephen Lantz and his companions had taken off from Benton Airpark in Redding before landing on the lake.

   
  Sources: FAA Aircraft Registry

N48VP (Photo: Ian Norman)

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
Photo: Ian Norman via Blair Robinson (www.v8seabee.com)

N48VP (Photo: Ian Norman)

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
2005-06-18
Photo: Ian Norman via Blair Robinson (www.v8seabee.com)

N48VP (Photo: Ian Norman)

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
2005-06-18
Photo: Ian Norman via Blair Robinson (www.v8seabee.com)

N48VP (Photo: Ian Norman)

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
2005-06-18
Photo: Ian Norman via Blair Robinson (www.v8seabee.com)

N48VP (Photo: Jan Willem Laroo)

N48VP
"Lake Tahoe Special"
Miramar Air Show 2005
Photo: courtesy Jan Willem Laroo

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Updated 2011-01-23

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