N7229C / Hemet Valley #71 / Bu# 86195

Warbird Registry
Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3E. Construction #: 3014.

Hemet Valley Flying Service, Hemet, CA
#E71 N7229C 1959-1971

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1971 – Pilot Chase.

Hemet Valley TBM #71 N7229C, probably in California. [R.W. Kamm photo, August Horvath Photography]
Tanker 71 Hemet CaA Mar 1967
Hemet Valley #71, Hemet, California, March 1967.

Forced landed in field due to engine fire and destroyed at Ojai, California, 30 August 1971, while firebombing. See the NTSB Report.

N7229C HVFS #71_OjaiCA_Aug1971
A new photo from Bob Forbes of Hemet Valley FS #71 N7229C that crashed near Ojai, CA in August 1971. Pictured [is] the pilot John Chase.  [Posted 3 June 2015 to TBM’s – Mil & Civil by Phil Schmidt]

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