REPUBLIC SEABEE SAFETY

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As long as man will fly, or in any other way wants to leave the ground at the mercy of 'Gravity', there will be a risk involved.  Serious accidents are always tragic for the people involved.  However, it is still widely agreed that air travel is one of the safest forms of travel...

Seabee pilots have not been spared for accidents.  The most common type of accident in amphibian aircraft is landing with landing gear in wrong position.  Landing with gear up on land normally will leave no other damage than some skid marks on the grass or runway and some paint removed from the hull...  However, landing 'gear down' on water will be more dramatic, and in most cases the amphibian will flip over on her back and sink.  It is a great tribute to the sturdy design of the Seabee that survival rates for such accidents are very good.

The author will welcome any additional accident information and photos from the visitors to this web-site.  Any safety tips and reminders for avoiding accidents are most welcome too - and will be published here at your approval.  Your recommendations for the safe operation of Seabees are wanted too!   Please e-mail.

 

   
Losing a wing tip float!

Losing a wing float

Is there anyway to get out of such a situation without sinking your Seabee? Here are some tricks... More

   
   
Republic Seabee Accidents List

Republic Seabee Accidents List

This is a list of all known Republic Seabee accidents.

   
   
Seabee Accident Photos!

Accidents Photos

The accident photos in this link is shown to illustrate the sturdiness of the Seabee.

   

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Updated 2013-10-05

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