REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 746

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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: 746
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Canadiana Heritage Reel # T-7945 (image 1330 thru ????).
Canadian CAR File # 5008-D12-21 (5008-DLU).
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DLU 1946-04-18 Date of Allotment to Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Reserved for Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.; 5 Doyle Street,  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-25 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.;  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1947-04-29 US CAA C of A for Export # E-15485 issued. Export to Canada.
1947-04-30 Date of Deletion of Reservation.
1947-06-06 Registered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
   
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
Sampson Motors Ltd.; Nova Scotia.
1961-06-17 D'Escousse, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: 45 35' 30" N / 60 57' 40" W.
Pilot William Alfred Sampson (PPL # QMP-3740, 41 years old) misjudged distance required for safe take off from lake. He failed to discontinue take off. Failure to allow sufficient area for water take-off resulted in a stalled turn at a low altitude, followed by a collision with ground hydro pole and three parked motor vehicles. Damage: Very extensive damage to aircraft. A broken hydro pole. Damage to three parked vehicles. Injuries: One passenger minor injuries. [Accident File # 5002-1365].
  1962-01-03 Deleted from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
 

Sources:

RAC Delivery List.
www.historiccar.ca.

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