|Manufacturer:||Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.|
|Type Certificate No:||A-769|
|Engine:||Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)|
S codes: 51774603 / A7F983
Extended wings, extended spray rails.
|1947-01-31||Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Company to Capitol Aircraft Sales; Clinton, Maryland.|
|1964-12-08||Art C. Angelos; 591 Slaters Lane, Apt. 1109, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.|
1600 central standard time, a Republic Seabee RC 3, N6127K, was
substantially damaged while performing a forced landing near
Whitewright, Texas. The aircraft was being operated by the owner, under
Title 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated from Tri-County Airport
located near Whitewright, Texas, at approximately 1550. Visual
meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight and no flight
plan was filed. The pilot had purchased the airplane near Atlanta, Georgia and was
ferrying it to Chandler, Arizona.
The pilot reported he had a mechanic perform a pre-buy inspection before purchasing the airplane which included removal and inspection of the spark plugs. He had stopped at Tri-County Airport for fuel and oil (the airplane was using 1 1/4 quarts of oil per hour). Shortly after takeoff, the airplane's engine "stopped and then started up again." Soon after, the engine started to lose power again. During the ensuing forced landing on a road, the airplane impacted road signs and one wing separated from the fuselage.
Inspection of the airplane revealed that one spark plug on each of number 1, 4, 5, and 6 cylinders was "finger" tight. The second spark plug on the number 6 cylinder had completely separated from the cylinder. The inspection also revealed the engine was covered in oil. NTSB # FTW96LA081 .
of R issued to:
T & G Aviation Inc.; 22000 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85248-4600.
of R issued to:
Idaho State University; 850 South 9th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho 83201.
|2011-03-31||C of R Expiration Date. Not renewed by per 2014-01-03.|
Seabee Delivery List.
Richard W. Sanders.