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Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS
Photo: © Luftfartsverkets Arkiv via NLMU


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 828
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(LN-PAP) 1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-06-12 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.
1947-07-?? Arrived at Bergen harbor aboard vessel M/S "Vindafjord".
1947-07-?? Assembly at Flatøy SPB, Meland, north of Bergen.
LN-PAP 1947-07-17 C of R # 167 and C of A # 190 issued.
Registered owner: Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS; Bergen, Norway.
1949-06-17 Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly AS; Oslo.
1951-08-01 Crashed at Rogsveen 1 km SW Steinvik, Storelvdal, Østerdalen.  Enroute Røros - Oslo the engine stopped and the pilot made an emergency landing in the woods, while trying to reach the river Glomma.  The aircraft was totally destroyed.  The pilot and the three passengers escaped with moderate injuries.  The pilot intended to make a refueling at Hamar. Probable cause: fuel starvation.
1951-09-29 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR.
  Sources: Kay Hagby/NORARC; Norway. "Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747".
RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Harald Pettersen.


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