CF-IMO / Forest Patrol #508 / Bu# 85833

Warbird Registry
Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3S. Construction #: 2652.
Royal Canadian Navy. Avenger AS 3. BOC: June 30, 1950. SOC: Mar. 26, 1958. Flew as #364 for Squadron VS 880.

JD Irving (Forest Patrol Ltd.), Saint John, NB
#508 CF-IMO 1965-1970

1958 – Purchased by J.D. Irving (JDI) in 1958. 1959 – No information. 1960 – Crashed 28 May 1960 near Glassville, NB, because of an engine structure – master rod failure, which caused the engine to stop, resulting in a wheels-up forced landing. Pilot Charles Hardwick was not injured. 1961-1965 – No information.

Aerial spray program – NB
1966, 1967 Pilot Green. 1968 – No information. 1969 – Pilot H. Hawes. 1970 – There is no record of FIMO flying for FPL in 1970.

Crashed 6 July 1970 near Black Brook Depot, NB, south of Boston Brook airstrip, while flying for JDI. Pilot Gene Myers. The official cause of the crash was a power loss on takeoff. FIMO was buried at the crash site.

JDI TBM #508 FIMO behind Airway Inc TBM #111 N7031C, Dunphy, 1969.

JDI #508 at Saint John, 28 June 1970. [Barrie MacLeod]
FIMO crash site. [Canadian Forest Service]
FIMO crash site. [Canadian Forest Service]

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