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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: 986
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(N6703K) 1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-05-?? Stored at Republic Aviation Corporation, awaiting sales.
1947-11-13 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.
1948-01-?? Assembly at Sola airport?
LN-TAG 1948-02-27 C of R # 214 and C of A # 238 issued.
Registered owner: Trøndelag Flygeselskap AS; Trondheim, Norway.
1948-07-14 Crashed near Munkholmen, Trondheimsfjorden, when landing with wheels down on sea.  Pilot escaped with minor injuries.  The aircraft was towed ashore and was later repaired.
1949-07-14 Crashed at river "Gaulaelven".  Repaired.
1950-09-18 Trønderfly AS; Trondheim.
1951-05-26 Sank at Skorstad, Namsenfjorden. The aircraft was moored on sea when one of the wing floats started to take in water.  The Seabee slowly capsized.
1952-03-19 Sold to Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS for spare parts.
1954-05-03 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR.
  Sources: Kay Hagby/NORARC; Norway. "Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747".
Norsk Luftfartsmusem.
RAC Delivery List.


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