United States Navy. TBM-3.
Royal Canadian Navy. AS Mk 3. BOC 16 June 1952, SOC 11 June 1957. Flew as #383 for Squadron VS 880.
Air Spray Ltd., Wetaskiwin, Alberta
#701 CF-KYA 1960
Aerial spray program – NB
1960 – Pilot Carl D. Jackson. Crashed 0435 h 26 May 1960 approximately 1 mile off north of the end of runway #33 at Fredericton airport, Lincoln, NB, while under contract to Wheeler Airlines. The exact location was about 1/8 mile south of the highway behind a moving and storage building near the Lions Club hall about ¼ mile north of the Wilsey Road. The cause was ice in the carburetor. Pilot C. Jackson was unhurt. The aircraft was scrapped.
Don Henry talked with Rudy Hanusiak on 20 November 2004 about this accident. Hanusiak was area supervisor at Fredericton airport from 1958 to 1960 and watched the aircraft go in. Pat Korpatniki was on the same spray team.
The last letter on the tail of #701 could be mistaken for an “R”, but is actually an “A”. There is no Avenger with the registration FKYR.