REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 794

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NC6528K wanted!

NC6528K
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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: 794
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S Codes 52113642 / A897A2
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6528K 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-05-01 Statement of Conformity by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 794 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
1947-05-07 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F, s/n ?.
1947-05-07 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-05-08 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1947-05-21 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C (amount $3,000.00):
Purchaser: Kenneth R. Palmer; 125 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.
Seller: Rankin Aviation Industries; J. R. Lund, Northwest Manager.
1947-05-21 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: Kenneth R. Palmer; 125 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.
1947-06-02 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
Kenneth R. Palmer; 125 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.
1947-07-06 Repair and Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
New rear left wing spar installed in inner wing panel. One 14" x 7/8" bulb angle stiffener installed in intermediate spur in left wing between 1st and third lightening holes from wing butt, to stiffener a buckled area in the spar web. All work done by CAM. 18 ? factory spar installed.  Agency: Kenmore Airharbor Inc.; Thomas H. Wardleigh.
1948-06-17 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B8F.
1948-07-18 Ludlow Bay, 20 miles south of Port Townsend, Washington; 

"Four men, flying back to Seattle from a salmon-fishing trip to Neah Bay, were injured late yesterday afternoon when their plane crashed in a forced landing at Ludlow Bay, 20 miles south of Port Townsend.  Three of the injured fishermen were from Seattle, including Kenneth R. Palmer, of 125 N. 85th St., 26 years old, the pilot.  The two Seattle passengers were Sam Crooks, 39, of 7357 Alonzo St., and Arthur N. Walker, 29, of 1033 Palatine Av.  Both men suffered cuts and bruises.  The fourth fisherman, Don McPherson, 26, of Newcastle, Colo., suffered a leg fracture in the crash.  The plane sank quickly after the crash and a Coast Guard auxiliary boat commanded by Harry Campbell of Port Townsend rescued the men from the water." [The Seattle Times; Monday, July 19, 1948 - courtesy of Matt Miller].

1949-05-31 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident. Washout 7/18/'48 per list 8/19/'48 Master File.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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