FAXS / Norfolk #2 #B2 #B17 / Bu# 53209

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

United States Navy. General Motors TBM-3E. Construction #: 3271.
Major Oil Corp, Tucson, AZ, 1963. Registered as N7960C.
Norman M. Poteet, Tucson, AZ, 1963-1964.
Sonora Aviation Inc., Tucson, AZ/Carson City, NV, 1966-1969, registered as N7960C, flew as D92.

Sonora TBM N7960C-53209

#D92 while with Sonora Aviation, late 1960s [Tom Doll, Warbirdregistry]

Norfolk Aerial Spraying, Fredericton, NB
#2 CF-AXS 1971-1975

Aerial spray program – NB, Quebec
1972 – Flew in Quebec 1972 only. Pilot Losee. 1973 – Pilot Losee. 1974 – Pilots Inman and Angus. 1975 – Pilot Shalala.

#B17 C-FAXS 1975-1983

Aerial spray program – NB
1976 – Pilot Koerfgen. 1977 – Pilot Wilkie. 1978, 1979 – Pilot Farrell.

Crashed 15 June 1979, 2000 h. TBM FAXS piloted by William Farrell and owned by Norfolk Aerial Spraying Ltd. suffered a complete loss of power and crashed into a wooded area about 4 miles east of the North Branch Mullin Stream in central Northumberland Co. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was destroyed.

The pilot’s account of the accident and some images can be seen at The Sevogle Times.

TBMs lined up at Boston Brook NB, Jun 1977 (Norfolk B17-20, ?18, Conair 608?)

Norfolk #B17 with other TBMs parked at Boston Brook NB, June 1977.

 

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Vic Sommerville standing in front of Norfolk #B17, Dunphy, 1979. [Posted by Jamie Dyer on The Sevogle Times]

 

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Norfolk TBM #B17 crash site, 1979.

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Norfolk TBM #B17 crash site, 1979.

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FAXS accident report summary received by Fredericton Airport control tower. [courtesy Barrie MacLeod]

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