N7016C / Johnson #A- / Bu# 85862

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3E.

Johnson Flying Service, Missoula, MT
#A- N7016C

Not much is known about this aircraft. It is included in this Archive as it was likely a part of the Johnson fleet in the 1960s.

1964 – May have been part of a fleet of nine Johnson TBMs that sprayed in New Brunswick. It crashed at Gibbonsville, Idaho, July 20 1964 (after the New Brunswick spray season had finished). The reason given was “stalled due to limited turnaround maneuvering area whilst engaged in … water bombing operations” (Aviation Safety Network Wikibase Occurrence #9703). The pilot was killed and the aircraft written off.

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