Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

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Forklift
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Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Post by Forklift » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 pm

Hello all,

Looking for info regarding a Seabee N6729K which I believe went down somewhere near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island around 1950 or 51. Recently I was contacted by somebody who was out hiking and came out of the bush with a vertical stab from a Seabee. It’s clearly marked and there is no doubt it is what it is.

Online research doesn’t come up with anything other than the # was delisted in 1951, no photos, no nothing!

I have spoken with Jerry Vernon from the Canadian Aviation Historical Society but so far he is at a loss.

Any info would be much appreaciated.

Thanks, Martin
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Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Post by SeptRepair » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:12 am

You can try contacting George Williams of Port Alberni. Really nice guy. His passion is locating past wrecks etc. Here is a link to his website. http://www3.telus.net/onholeyground
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Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Post by jakeandelwood » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm

http://www.republicseabee.com/ this site has a ton of info and history, if you dig into it I think they have the history of all the Seabeee serial #s. I was looking thru it a while ago as I was thinking of buying one at one point.
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Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Post by Capt. Underpants » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:54 am

A quick Google search of that registration also found this. Seems that ID is not necessary good luck ...

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=136610
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Re: Looking for info 1951 Seabee crash BC

Post by Trevor » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:20 am

Have you visited Steiner's SeaBee page (http://www.seabee.info/seabee.htm)? Here's what he has for N6729K (http://www.seabee.info/rc3_1017.htm).
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