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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: 753
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-25
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode C codes: 52104522 / A88952
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6491K 1947-04-25 Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-25 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 753 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed M. E. Barzelay, Design Engineer].
1947-04-28 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Buffalo Aeronautical Corp.; Hangar #1, Buffalo Airport, Buffalo, New York.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-04-29 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Buffalo Aeronautical Corporation; Buffalo, New York, USA.
1947-04-29 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Port Erie Flying School; Port Erie Airport, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Seller: Buffalo Aeronautical Corporation.
1947-05-10 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Paul C. Lyons; R.F.D. #2, Union City, Pennsylvania.
Seller: Port Erie Flying School; Gerald W. Richardson, owner.
  1947-05-22 Registration Certificate, CAA Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Paul C. Lyons; R.F.D. #2, Union City, Pennsylvania.
1950-06-25 Union City Airport, Pennsylvania. Aircraft crashed on take off.

Plane Smashed, Pilot Injured At Union City

     UNION CITY. June 25 Paul C. Lyons, 38, was injured when a plane he was piloting crashed on takeoff from the Union City airport at 3 p. m. today.
     Lyons, manager of the H. B. Lyons Manufacturing Co. of Union City, was accompanied by his two sons, William, 12, and Cress, 11. The boys were discharged after treatment.
     Lyons is in fair condition in Stem Memorial Hospital, suffering from cuts, shock, bruises and possible fractured ankle.
     In his takeoff he was unable to gain sufficient elevation, rising only to 40 feet. When the plane undercarriage began clipping off the tops of trees, he cut his ignition and thus prevented the plane from catching fire when it hit earth.
     The aircraft was demolished.

[The Titusville Herald; Titusville, PA., Monday Morning, June 26, 1950]

1950-07-25 Aircraft Status Change, CAA Form ACA 195:
Registered owner: Paul C. Lyons.
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident. Washout 6-25-50 per list 7-21-50 Master File.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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