FXOO / Maritime #922 / Bu# 53488

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3.
Royal Canadian Navy. BOC 25 July 1950. SOC 9 May 1958. Flew as #312 for Squadrons VS 881 and VU 32.
Simsbury Flying Service, CT  – N6586D.

Maritime Air Service, Moncton, NB
#922 CF-XOO 1969

Aerial spray program – Newfoundland
1969 – Pilot White.

Crashed and burned 13 July 1969 on left side of runway at Deer Lake Airport, Newfoundland while doing a formation takeoff. The aircraft was working on the Hemlock Looper spray project for FPL. Pilot White was not harmed. The unburned parts of the aircraft were junked. Don Henry and Steve Holmes watched this aircraft take off at Deer Lake, Newfoundland. They said that the aircraft was too close to the preceding TBM and got caught in its slipstream.

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TBM #922 burning. (Don Henry files)

 Crash images by Steve Holmes

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Newspaper clipping describing the mishap. [courtesy Barrie MacLeod]

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Wreckage and crash site of FXOO near the Deer Lake airport. [Barrie MacLeod]


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Department of Transport accident report [courtesy Barrie MacLeod]

One response to “FXOO / Maritime #922 / Bu# 53488

  1. I was a pointer on the Nfld project in 1969. We were working an area many miles east of Deer Lake and on the way back saw a large pall of smoke right where the airport should be. What a horrible feeling, not knowing if one of our team had bought it.
    Dave Newcombe

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