REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 382

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N6191K

N6191K
Zahn's Airport, Amityville, New York
August 1965
Photo: Robert Bohl
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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: 382
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S code: 52011262 / A812B2
Miller wing extensions
Hoerner wingtips,
Inboard fences
Electric fuel pump,
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6191K
N6191K
1947-02-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-?? Test flight.
1947-02-20 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Aircraft Sales Corporation; Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1956-07-16 A/W Date.
1983-09-04 Accident in Gilderland, New York.  On the day before the accident, an emergency landing was made in a hay field after the engine lost power.  An examination of the aircraft revealed a defective fuel line.  The fuel line was repaired.  During a ground run-up, the engine produced full power and the magneto check was normal.  However, during takeoff the engine lost power again at approximately 40 ft AGL.  The pilot reported that while he was in a left turn to avoid trees, control effectiveness was lost and he could not level the wings.  Subsequently, the aircraft crashed and was substantially damaged.  An examination of the aircraft disclosed foreign material in the inlet elbow of the fuel strainer.  The pilot stated that the material was a ball of gummy rust.  In a diagram depicting its location, he showed that it was next to a defective hose connection.  (NTSB # NYC83LA236)
????-??-?? Thomas J. Stevenson; Esperance, New York, USA
1986-??-?? Ben Burbridge; 23 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
1989-05-?? For sale. B9F, 503 TT, 12 STOH. Miller wing extensions, Hoerner wingtips,
inboard fences, electric fuel pump, new Airtex seats and carpet, 24v start. Have
original logs, all manuals, bulletins, etc. $22,500. Ph. 904/389-8323, w: 354-6654.
Jacksonville, FL.
1989-??-?? Exported to UK, to Pete Kynsey, Geof Masterton & Friends, at Rushett Farm, Surrey.  Operated from Rushett and Headcorn.
1990-10-07 Observed at Headcorn/Lashenden (EGKH) Airport, England.
1991-??-?? Sold to Mr. Telfer-Smollet.  Later placed in storage at Bratton Clovelly, Devon.
1997-06-17 To unknown owner.
1999-12-31 Sale reported Oklahoma City, OK, USA. "Sold to United Kingdom".
2000-??-?? Advertised for sale. Still stored in Devon?
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List
FAA Registry
Air Britain
www.aerialvisuals.ca

N6191K

N6191K
Rushett Farm, Chessington, Surrey, UK
ca. 1990
Photo: Ken Tilley

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