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N914NS

N914NS
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: SIAI-Marchetti; Sesto Calende (Lago Maggiore), Italy.
Model: FN-333 Riviera
Type Certificate No: A-91 (RAI 1958-12-09)
7A5 (FAA 1958-12-15 )
Serial Number: 0108
Manufacturing Date: 1965-??-??
Engine: Continental IO-470-P six-cylinder, 250 hp at 2600 RPM.
Remarks: Stored at Costa Mesa, California, USA.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
I-???? 1965-10-25 weight and balance data report RAI approved.
1965-10-25 CdN/E.7023/E issued, no marks for export to USA.
1965-11-05 Declaration issued that FN-333 S/N 0108 was never on the Italian Register.
1965-11-11 Bill of Sale issued; SIAI Marchetti to North Star Airparks Inc.
N914NS 1965-11-30 Airworthiness date.
1965-11-30 TT 8:03 hrs.
1965-12-13 C of R issued to:
North Star Airparks Inc.; 304 Henry Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1965-12-08 Bill of sale issued; North Star Airparks to John M. Larimer.
1965-12-08 Registration application by John M. Larimer.
1965-12-15 C of R issued to:
John M. Larimer; 6686 Roxbury Lane, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
1966-11-12

Collided with trees near Sorrento, Florida. The accident occurred during take off attempt following successful emergency landing on a small lake. The private pilot was flying alone and had 24 hrs on the type. Probable cause: PIC - misjudged distance and delayed action in aborting take off. Factors: power plant failure for undetermined reasons followed by precautionary landing off airport for suspected mechanical discrepancy. The pilot received minor to non injuries.

Pilot, private, age 56, 300 total hours, 24 in type. ** see NTSB MIA67D0330; File nr. 3-3932

1967-01-24 Repairs completed after November 1966 incident.
1967-00-00 Nose gear failed to extend for landing.
1967-03-28 Repairs completed for incident mentioned above.
1967-05-17 Bill of Sale issued; John M. Larimer to The Leeward Corporation.
1967-05-17 Registration application by The Leeward Corp.
1967-06-09 C of R issued to:
The Leeward Corporation; PO Box 1476, Ocala, Florida, USA.
President James K. Leeward.
1967-06-12 Bill of Sale issued; The Leeward Corp. to Complex Developers Inc.
1967-06-12 Registration application by Complex Developers Inc.
1967-06-21 C of R issued to:
Complex Developers Inc.; PO Box 1476, Ocala, Florida, USA.
President James K. Leeward.
1969-02-18 Will Rogers World requests de-registering of the aircraft due to export to Canada.
1969-02-19 Cancelled from FAA Registry for export to Canada as CF-YMF.
1969-02-20

Confirmation that the Canadian provisional registration CF-YMF has been cancelled as never imported into Canada.

N914NS 1969-02-20 Registration application by Complex Developers Inc.
1969-03-21 C of R issued to:
Complex Developers Inc.; PO Box 1476, Ocala, Florida.
1968-04-01 Bill of Sale issued; Complex Developers to The Leeward Corp.
1968-04-01 Registration application by The Leeward Corp.
1969-07-29 C of R issued to:
The Leeward Corporation; PO Box 1476, Ocala, Florida.
undated Bill of Sale issued; The Leeward Corp. to Aero-Mar Leasing.
1969-05-14 Registration application by Aero-Mar Leasing.
1969-09-19 C of R issued to:
Aero-Mar Leasing Inc.; PO Box 71, Palm Beach, Florida.
1969-07-08 Bill of Sale issued; Aero-Mar Leasing to D. G. N. Crowe.
1970-05-21 C of R issued to:
D. G. N. Crowe; Lot 582 Jamaica Avenue, Freeport, Bahamas.
1970-05-17

Owner D. G. N. Crowe request de-registration of aircraft, as he can not be the registered owner, and claims that the aircraft was missing (?).

1970-05-21 Cancelled as stolen from Bahamian purchaser; by request from D. G. N. Crowe.
1970-??-??

R. M. Geddes, president Aero-Mart Leasing Inc. reports: "The bill of sale, however, which was sent to you from Mr. Crowe was voided as far as we were concerned and Mr. Crowe had never taken delivery. The aircraft N914NS did not leave the United States at any time during the period that we acquired it until we delivered it to Mr. Johnson so could not have been registered in any other country."

1970-07-20 Bill of Sale issued; Aero-Mar Leasing to Douglas Johnson.
1970-07-20 Registration application by Douglas H. Johnson.
1970-10-05 C of R issued to:
Douglas H. Johnson; Lennell Drive 14226, Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA. [73 USCAR]
1974-05-13 Bill of Sale issued; Douglas H. Johnson to Ralph E. Myers.
1974-05-13 Registration application by Ralph E. Myers.
1974-05-25 C of R issued to:
Ralph E. Myers; 720 Goldenrod Avenue, Corona del Mar, California.
1974-05-25 C of R issued to:
Ralph E. Myers; 533 W Lobos Marinos, San Clemente, California.
1982-02-10 Reported by owner in triennial aircraft registration report as donated to "Chaffey College".
1982-04-14 Cancelled from FAA Registry.
1983-05-26 Bill of Sale issued; Chaffey Community College to Coast Community College District.
1983-??-?? Coast Community College District, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, California.
????-??-??

Registration application by Coast Community College District.
Coast Community College District, Orange Coast College, 1370 Alams Ave, Costa Mesa, California.

1985-02-21

Registration application by Coast Community College District.
Coast Community College District, Orange Coast College, 1370 Alams Ave, Costa Mesa, California; as ground instructional airframe.

2009-11-12 Observed at Costa Mesa.
2011-12-16
E-mail
I used to own N914NS, a 1966 SIAI-Marchetti   FM-333 “Riviera”,  # 0108.

I took it in for an annual  in Jun 1980 . Inter-granular corrosion was found in the left main wing spar and fuselage  center section spar. It was to be too expensive to repair. It was donated to Chaffey College in Pomona, Calif.  As a result of it’s being un-airworthy / too expensive to fix. They in turn gave it to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. where it now sits (pretty much destroyed).

I owned it for 6 yrs and put about 1300 hours on it. A fantastic airplane to fly. Swelly or rough water wasn’t that much fun. Smooth or Lake water was a dream come true.

What a great, beautiful airplane!

Ralph Myers
P.S. Love your web site

  Sources: Hendrik van der Veen.
Ralph E. Myers.

N914NS

N914NS
Orange County, California, USA
02 October 1974
Photo: © courtesy of Geoff Pyke / Compass Aviation

N914NS

N914NS
Costa Mesa - Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, California, USA
13 March 2014
Photo: © John Clarke

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