N7016C / Johnson #A- / Bu# 85862

Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3E.

Civil registration N7016C (TBM-3E, 85862) reserved on 27 March 1957.

Johnson Flying Service, Missoula, MT
#A- N7016C 19xx-1964

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” (NTSB Report). The pilot was killed and the aircraft written off.

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