REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 455

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N6248K

N6248K
California, USA
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 455
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Lycoming GO-480 Daubenspeck conversion
Remarks: Mode S Code 52024223
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6248K
N6248K
1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-07 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Maiscott-Smith Flying Service; South Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
1956-11-56 A/W Date.
   
(1985) Dante Pinelli; 12 Pennsylvania Av, Fairless Hills, PA 19030, USA.
1986-04-18 Richard L. Essery; 1640 North Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, California 92020, USA.
2007-02-02

Several correspondents have reported that Seabee N6248K (s/n 455) made an emergency landing near Julian, California, after the propeller separated from the aircraft on Friday, February 02.

According to the reports, the Seabee lost the propeller about half an hour after it took off from a public airfield 10 miles east of San Diego, CA. The plane was en route to Lake Mead, NV, and made a hard landing in rural field in Julian, San Diego County, about 60 miles northeast of San Diego.

Neither of the two men on board was injured, although the passenger was taken to a hospital for a precautionary evaluation.  The damage to the Seabee was substantial according to early FAA reports.

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2011-11-09 Richard L. Essery; 1640 North Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, California 92020, USA.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List
FAA Aircraft Registry

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