United States Navy. TBM-3. Construction #: 3413.
Harold Parkhurst, Managua, Nicaragua, 1963-1969. Registered as N7411C.
James R. Seel, Douglastown, New Brunswick, 1969-1970. Registered as CF-ZTA.
Miramichi Air Service Ltd., Douglastown, NB
#716 CF-ZTA 1971-1974
Miramichi Air Service was operated by Andrew Retfalvy. In 1970, he purchased a property known as the Douglastown Airfield (now closed) near the city of Miramichi, from James R. Seel, who operated a licensed air service with this TBM, CF-ZTA.
Aerial spray program – NB
1971, 1972 – Pilot Retfalvy. 1973, 1974 – Pilot McBride.
Crashed 21 July 1974, Sevogle NB, after hitting the slipstream of the preceding aircraft on a turn. Pilot Merrill McBride was killed.