REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 588

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N6269K

NC6359K
USA
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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: 588
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52051754 / A853EC
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6359K 1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-28 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 588 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. A-769...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1947-03-28 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Owner's name: Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation; Municipal Airport, Indianapolis 44, Indiana.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1947-03-28 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation; Municipal Airport, Indianapolis 44, Indiana.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-03-29 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
1947-04-01 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Aretz Flying Service; Road 25, Lafayette, Indiana.
Seller: Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation.
1947-03-31 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Mr. Geo. Needham; Biggs Pump & Supply Co.; Lafayette, Indiana.
Seller: Aretz Flying Service; L. O. Aretz, owner (signed).
1947-04-01 Lake Freeman; Indiana.  Aircraft crashed on landing, when pilot George Needham landed on water with landing gear down.  Mr. Needham and wife were rescued by Charles Robertson and Robert Chaffin fishing from a rowboat nearby.  Mr. Needham suffered bruises, cuts and shock.  Mrs. Needham almost drowned, but was rescued by artificial breathing.  She also suffered a broken arm and cuts.
1947-04-17 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
Mr. Geo. Needham; Biggs Pump & Supply Co.; Lafayette, Indiana.
1951-02-21 Letter from Civil Aeronautics Administration to George Needham, requesting verification of registration.
1951-02-27 Letter received from George Needham, Jr.;
[x] Aircraft scrapped or disassembled for parts. Cancellation is hereby requested.
[x] Aircraft sold to: Aircraft wrecked and sold by insurance co. to a salvage co in Chicago for parts.
Signed Geo. Needham by. Jr.
1951-09-07 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 8. At owner's request.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

Logansport Press
Logansport, Indiana
Wednesday, April 2, 1947
Courtesy of Matt Miller

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