REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 867

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CF-FJI

CF-FJI
Near Bonanza Lake, BC, Canada
05 September 1950
Photo: via Ronald Reid

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 867
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(N6594K) 1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-05-28 Bill of Sale: Republic Aviation Corporation to McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1947-06-03 Export C of A # E-15819 issued by US CAA to McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1947-06-10 Official delivery date from Republic Aviation Corporation to McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
   
   
CF-FJI 1947-06-25 Application for C of R by McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta.
1947-06-26 Registered on Canadian CAR.
1947-06-26 C of A # 2273 issued.
1947-08-15 C of R # 6062 issued to McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta.
1947-09-02 Accident: Forced landing 3 miles east of Yellowknife, NWT, after engine failure.
1947-10-04 Accident: Forced landing 3 miles east of Algar Lake, Alberta, after engine failure (?).
1948-01-15 Bill of Sale: McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd. to Kashower Air Service Ltd.; Oshawa, Ontario.  Not taken up?
1949-05-31 Bill of Sale: McDonald Aviation Co., Ltd. to BC Air Lines Ltd.; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1949-06-09 C of R # 8000 issued to BC Air Lines Ltd; Vancouver, British Columbia.
1950-02-10 Accident: Forced landing near Harbledown Island, BC, after engine failure.
1950-09-05 Crashed in the woods near Bonanza Lake, British Columbia, Canada, after engine failure.  Any information on this crash and this Seabee will be most welcome!
????-??-?? Cancelled for Canadian CAR.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Ronald Reid.
Michael Ody/Terry Judge/Jim Tyerman/ (LAC Microfilm reel # T-7904T).
John Ellis.

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