|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)|
|1947-02-13||Weighed at Republic.|
|1947-02-26||Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.|
|1947-03-??||Shipped from USA to Sweden on ship SS "Mormacpenn", together with c/n 270, 401 and 412.|
|1947-03-22||Payment of $ 24.377,89 = SEK 88.306,33 completed. For c/n 270, 401, 402 and 412.|
|1947-04-23||Sold to Karl Per Frisk; Gällivare, for SEK 37.000,-.|
|1947-04-25||Inspected by Swedish CAA.|
|SE-AXL||1947-04-30||Temporarily registered on Swedish CAR.|
|1947-07-16||C of R # 617 and C of A # 711 issued. Registered owner: Karl Per Frisk; Gällivare.|
|1947-08-??||Landing lights installed above cockpit.|
on Lake "Vastenjaure", Norrland. During taxiing on lake
a wind gust forced the right wing float into the water and the wing
float stud broke on the middle. The right wing dropped into water
and started to take in water. The mechanic climbed out on the left
wing to force right wing out of water. However, the Seabee
capsized and sank within 3 minutes. The pilot and the mechanic
were rescued by a local "lapp" in a boat. Before
equipment was provided to secure the capsized Seabee, a storm started
and the amphibian was seriously damaged when drifting in the water and
hitting bottom. An attempt to rescue the Seabee was made on 12
October, by the help of a Norseman seaplane, but without success.
Due to costs, the rescue was given up and the Seabee was left in the
A/C total time: 510 hrs 35 min.
|1949-12-31||Cancelled from Swedish CAR.|
|Sources:||Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ".
"Flyghistorisk Månadsblad" No. 12/1974.
RAC Delivery List.