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CF-FLR photo via Jack Schofield

Cumshewa Inlet, BC, Canada
June 1948
Photo: via Jack Schofield


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 913
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-06-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-06-?? Test flight.
1947-06-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to MacLeod Aircraft, Ltd.; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1947-06-06 Export C of A # E-15835 issued to MacLeod Aviation; Vancouver, British Columbia.
1947-06-27 Bill of Sale: MacLeod Aircraft, Ltd. to William Diotte & Raymond Gordon Sim (Jarvis Inlet Timber Company); Vancouver, British Columbia.
1947-07-03 Registered on Canadian CAR.
1948-03-17 C of R # 6807 issued to:
William Diotte & Raymond Gordon Sim (Jarvis Inlet Timber Company); Vancouver, British Columbia.
1948-03-17 C of A # 2683 issued.
1948-06-09 Cumshewa Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia: During take off run a/c struck a submerged rock and take off had to be abandoned.  Temporarily repair by filling concrete in hull to stop leakage.  Damage: Substantial.  Injuries: Nil.  Pilot: J. K. Sorko.  Operator: W. J. Diotte and R. G. Sim.  [File: 5008-F12-18 / 5802-13325].
1951-02-21 Sank in Lund, British Columbia.  Damaged beyond repair.
1951-04-16 Request for cancellation from Canadian CAR.
1951-04-23 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Michael Ody/Terry Judge/Jim Tyerman/ (LAC Microfilm reel # T-7905T, T-7771, T-8524).
Jack Schofield.

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