United States Navy. TBM-3S. Construction number 3569.
Royal Canadian Navy. Avenger AS 3. Flew as #368 for Squadron VU 32. BOC: 27 Oct 1950. SOC: 17 Jan 1958.
Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC
#603 CF-IML 1958-1961
Note: Not to be confused with Conair TBM #603, which was CF-AGL.
Aerial Spray Program – NB, BC
1958 – Converted to tanker, Victoria, BC, 1958. Part of a fleet of 6 Wheeler and 6 Skyway TBMs. 1959 – No operations.
1960 – No records, but very likely flew in NB. Erroneously reported in the literature (including this site) as having crashed near Harrison Lake, British Columbia, in 1961, after hitting golf course power lines; this actually refers to CF-MXS. The official Department of Transport accident card (below) states that FIML crashed near Salmon Creek (near Chipman), 4 miles northwest of Minto, NB, on 13 June 1960. Pilot Richard Owen was killed.