FIML / Skyway #603 / Bu# 53507

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

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
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. 1961 – Crashed in near Harrison Lake, British Columbia, after hitting golf course powerlines.

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Skyway TBM #603 FIML spraying, date and location unknown.

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Close-up of TBM above showing mark CF-IML and number 603 on wing and tail.

One response to “FIML / Skyway #603 / Bu# 53507

  1. Many websites, including yours, indicate that CF-MSX also crashed at Harrison Lake on July 7, 1961. Was there indeed two accidents at Harrison Lake on the same day?

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