REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 504

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N6291K

N6291K
USA
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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: 504
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S Codes: 52035061 / A83A31
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6291K 1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-19 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee distributor Associated Aviation Company; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
   
   
   
   
   
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
John Sager: 18015 Perigon Way, Jupiter, FL 33458.
1990-01-08 C of R issued to:
Back Forty Inc.; 7277 Perimeter Road, Seattle, WA 98108.
1990-09-24 Mulberry, Florida.  During cruise flight at 3,000 ft, 20 miles south of the intended destination the pilot reported that smoke filled the cockpit.  About 1 minute later the engine seized.  During the attempted forced landing on a water filled phosphate pit, the aircraft collided with an embankment short of the pit, nosed over and came to rest inverted.  Exam of the engine revealed that the number 4 cylinder piston was damaged circumferentially for undetermined reasons.  Also discovered vas the failure of number 5 cylinder connecting rod.  The engine was reportedly recently overhauled, but the logbooks were inside the aircraft & were not recovered.  1 seriously injured, 1 minor injured. [NTSB ID No: MIA90LA187]
1993-03-23 Cancelled from FAA Registry.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.

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