REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 286

N6103K (s/n 286)
USA
Photo:   Egdar Tello

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 286
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6103K 1947-01 Manufacturing Date.
1947-01 Test flight.
1947-01-24 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corp. to E. W. Wiggins Airways, Inc.; Norwood, Massachusetts, USA.
   
   
1965-04-06 Crashed Georgetown, South Carolina, after hard landing. Pilot, who was only person aboard, got minor injuries.  Substantially damaged.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Mr. Thomas Hurd;
1996-11-13 Mr. Edgar Tello; Discovery Bay, California, USA.  
1996-12-30 NTSB Accident Report says that N6103K crashed on 30 December 1996, on ferry flight from New York to California.  On take off at Santa Fe County Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Seabee lost speed and stalled shortly after liftoff.   There was not enough altitude to recover and the Seabee struck ground with wheels up just outside airport, after flying under some power lines.  The owner/pilot was not injured, while the passenger/flight instructor was seriously injured.
? Cancelled from US CAR.
     

N6103K (s/n 286)
After crash on
30 December 1996
Santa Fe County Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photo:   Egdar Tello

N6103K (s/n 286)
After crash on 30 December 1996
Santa Fe County Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photo:   Egdar Tello

 

Updated: 2006-09-25
Copyright  2006 Steinar Saevdal