REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 921

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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: 921
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
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Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DKT 1946-04-08 Registration reserved for Leavens Bros. Air Services, Ltd.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Reservation deleted 1947-06-20.
1947-06-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-06-?? Test flight.
1947-06-23 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Leavens Bros. Air Services, Ltd.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1947-06-26 C of R issued to:
Leavens Bros. Air Services, Ltd.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1948-03-30 Elk Lake, Ontario; Pilot T. R. Stromberg took off from ice in ski-equipped a/c.  Had just reached a height of 500 feet when there was a sound of an explosion and engine immediately stopped.  Pilot had no choice but to try to land in small creek and began to glide in that direction but did not succeed.  He pancaked in and a/c damaged.  Damage: Aircraft destroyed.  Injuries: Nil.  [Files: 5008-D11-20 / 5802-10772].
1961-03-23 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
National Archives Canada.
www.historiccar.ca

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