REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 959

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N6676K

N6676K
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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: 959
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-04
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S Codes: 52150556 / A8D16E
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6676K 1947-06-04 Manufacturing Date.
1947-06-?? Test flight.
1947-06-17 Statement of Conformity by Republic Aviation Corp... 959 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
1947-08-17 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F, s/n ?.
1947-08-20 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Dakota Aviation Company; Huron, South Dakota, USA.
1947-08-20 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Dakota Aviation Company; W. W. Howes Municipa Airport, Huron, South Dakota.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-08-25 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Lake Region Flying Service; Devils Lake, North Dakota.
Seller: Dakota Aviation Company; Edw. G. Youngs, President.
1947-08-27 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Oscar A. Trandum; Oslo, MN.
Seller: Lake Region Flying Service; Robert S??., Vice President.
1947-08-27 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Applicant: Oscar A. Trandum; R.F.D. #1, Oslo, MN.
1947-09-24 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Oscar A. Trandum; R.F.D. #1, Oslo, MN.
1949-05-28 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B8F.
1950-08-10 Repair and Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
Replaced upper and lower rudder nose ribs (Republic part no. 17E54104-). Skin on right side of rudder below lower hinge fitting removed to facilitate repair and damaged section removed as shown on drawing.  Drawing on reverse.
Agency: John G. Bratton; Lake Region Flying Service; Devils Lake, ND.
1950-08-12 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
  Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1951-??-??.
1951-06-12 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Dwight Holmes; Walhalla, North Dakota.
Seller: Oscar A. Trandum.
1951-06-12 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Applicant: Dwight Holmes; Walhalla, North Dakota.
1951-06-25 Certificate of Registration , Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Dwight Holmes; Walhalla, North Dakota.
1951-07-26 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
  Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1952-06-26.
1952-05-05 Airworthiness inspection conducted.
1952-05-08 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1952-05-08 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1953-05-08.
1952-05-28 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 215:30.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F s/n 23987 total hours 215:30.
1953-04-14 Airworthiness inspection conducted.
1953-04-14 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1953-04-14 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1954-04-14.
1953-04-14 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 182:00.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F s/n 23987 total hours 182:00.
1954-05-28 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1954-05-28 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1955-05-28.
1954-05-28 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 215:30.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F s/n 23987 total hours 215:30.
1955-04-20 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchasers: D. J. King & C. W. Ryan; Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Seller: Dwight Holmes.
1955-05-20 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1955-05-20 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued to expire 1956-05-20.
1955-05-20 Aircraft Inspection Report, Form ACA-305a:
Aircraft total hours 236:05.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F s/n 23987 total hours 236:05.
1955-05-20 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Applicant: D. J. King & C. W. Ryan; Prior Lake, Minnesota.
1955-06-08 Certificate of Registration , Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
D. J. King & C. W. Ryan; Prior Lake, MN 55372.
1955-10-10 3 miles N of Prior Lake, Minnesota: Aircraft crashed.  Capt. Donald J. King (NWA) with wife Ann King, and capt. Charles W. Ryan (NWA) with wife Lois Ryan all died.
1955-11-30 Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.
2017-12-03 E-mail;

My father, Charles W. Ryan, Capt NWA and mother Lois along with Don King NWA and wife Ann were fatalities in crash 3 mi short of our home at Prior Lake , MN, returning from Canada in Oct 1955. As a child I had made that trip before. Remember the Seabee tethered at our dock and going up at evening. What a wonderful memory. Any info on N6676K prior to that?

Regards
Michael Ryan Bowyer

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Michael Ryan Bowyer.

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