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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 402
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) 
Remarks: Destroyed.
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(SE-AXL) 1947-02-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-13 Weighed at Republic.
1947-02-?? Test flight.
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.
1947-10-09 Sank 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 lake.

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.


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