|Manufacturer:||Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.|
|Type Certificate No:||A-769|
|Engine:||Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)|
|Remarks:||Mode S Codes: 51765742 / A7EBE2|
|1947-01-21||Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.|
Falls, Oregon: The Seabee took off from Klamath Falls Municipal Airport,
Oregon. Seven miles from the airport the aircraft struck a 70 foot high tension electric cable that
overturned their airplane, causing it to fall on its nose. Pilot was John G.
("Tex") Rankin of Rankin
Aviation Industries, with passengers
Lanier S. Wallan, Jack Elie and M. J. S. Thompson. They were bound for a
Seabee dealer's meeting at Victoria, Washington. Tex, Cy
Wallan and Jack Elie were killed and Buzz Thompson suffered a fractured
arm and concussions.
Tex Rankin Crash Victim
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., Feb. 23 (AP) - Tex Rankin, nationally famous
auto racing and airplane stunting champion, was killed near here today
in the crash of an amphibian airplane he was piloting that also carried
two others to their deaths and injured a fourth.
|1952-11-25||Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.|
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