FAGL / Conair #603 / Bu# 53784

Warbird Registry info.

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3. Construction number 3846.
Dennis G. Smilanich/Idaho Aircraft, Boise, Idaho; N9590C, flew as #D1.

Note: The original Skyway Avenger #603, BuNo 53507, CF-IML, crashed in BC in 1961.

Note: N9590C 53784 should not be confused with N9590Z 91733, which is an Aircraft Specialties/Globe Air TBM.

N9590C #D1_BoiseID_14Jun67_JAMorrow

Idaho Aircraft #D1 “N9590C at Boise on the 14 June 1967, interesting wing tip modification. JA Morrow image from my collection.” [Posted by Rob Tracz to TBM’s – Mil & Civil 7 Sep 2015.]

Conair Aviation Ltd., Abbotsford, BC
#603 CF-AGL 1972-1977

Aerial Spray Program – Quebec
1972 – Purchased by Conair in 1972 and numbered 603. Flew in Quebec in 1972, Pilot Smeed.
Crashed 9 June 1972 while spraying out of Lac des Loups, Quebec, for FPL; the aircraft burned and pilot Smeed was killed.

See HERE for a French article on the crash.

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Montreal Gazette article describing the crash of Conair TBM #603. The number and mark can be seen on the tail.

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