REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 424

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CF-FVS
After crash in July 1953
Photo:   via David Atkinson

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 424
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6221K 1947-02-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-?? Test flight.
1947-02-27 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Southern Airways Co.; Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
   
   
   
   
????-??-?? Cancelled from US CAR.
CF-FVS ????-??-?? Lloyd Atkinson; Atkinson Machine and Marine, Town Dock, Midland, Ontario, Canada.
1953-07-14 Crashed on a local beach after loosing height after take off from sea near Midland.   The pilot, Lloyd Atkinson, and his two sons Doug and Tommy, and neighbor boy Ricky Mohan escaped with minor injuries.  32 year old fifth passenger Fred Thompson suffered a fractured pelvis and was taken to hospital.  The Seabee was scrapped after this accident.
   
   
   
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
David Atkinson.

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