REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 200

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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 200
Manufacturing Date: 1946-11-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: ?
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(G-AJNM) 1946-11-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-11-?? Test flight.
1947-01-23 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to W. A. Rollason Ltd.; London, England.
G-AJNM 1947-??-?? Imported to the UK by W. A. Rollason Ltd.; London.
1947-04-10 C of R No: 11451 issued to Short Bros (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd.; Rochester.
1947-05-28 C of A No: V272 issued.
1947-11-01 Cancelled as sold.
1948-05-20 Re-registered to Short Brothers & Harland Ltd.; Rochester/Belfast.
1948-12-07 Cancelled as sold.
1948-12-15 Re-registered to Short Brothers & Harland Ltd.; Rochester/Belfast.
1948-12-13 C of A renewed.
1949-01-26 Cancelled from UK Register on sale to Denmark.
OY-ABZ 1949-02-07 C of A No: 302 issued to Viggo Sylvest Jensen; Hilleröd, Denmark.
1951-06-08 Cancelled from Danish CAR on sale to Finland.
OH-SBB 1951-06-08 C of R # / C of A #: 116 issued to O. Peltonen; Helsinki, Finland.  Aircraft named "Siipi".
1952-03-15 Pohjolan Voima Oy; Kemi, Finland.
1953-10-26 Flight Manual # 116 (Lentokäsikirja) issued by Ministry for Communications and Public Works - Office of Civil Aviation (Kulkulaitosten Ja Yleisten Töiden Ministeriö Ilmailutoimisto).  Owner: Pohjolan Voima Oy; Kemi, Finland. Photo of OH-SBB on skis.
1964-12-07 V. Asikainen; Järvenpää, Finland.
1966-07-07 Soini W. Särkkä; Jyväskylä, Finland.
1966-07-22 Flight Manual # 116 (Lentokäsikirja) issued by Ministry for Communications and Public Works - Office of Civil Aviation (Kulkulaitosten Ja Yleisten Töiden Ministeriö Ilmailutoimisto).  Owner: Soini W. Särkkä; Jyväskylä, Finland.  Photo of OH-SBB.
1967-08-06 Crashed crashed on take off from water in Puumala, in southern Finland. Destroyed.  Both occupants were killed.  Aircraft stalled.
1967-09-29 Cancelled from Finnish CAR.
  Sources: Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Eino Ritaranta; "Complete Civil Aircraft Registers of Finland Since 1926".
Matti Mecklin

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Taxiing before fatal accident
06 August 1967
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After accident on 06 August 1967
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After accident on 06 August 1967
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On skis!
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On take off just seconds before crashing on 06 August 1967
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