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AVENGER/Bu. 53241

Grumman Avenger 53241

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Bureau #: 53241
Construction #: 3303
Civil Registration(s):
  CF-IMM
  Model(s):
  TBM-3S Avenger
  Avenger AS Mk. 3 Avenger
Name: None
Status: Crashed
Last info: 1973

History:
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 53241, 1960.
Delivered to RCAF as 53241.
- BOC: July 15, 1950.
- SOC: January 10, 1958.
Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC, 1958-1969.
- Registered as CF-IMM.
- Converted to tanker, Victoria, BC, 1958.
- Flew as tanker #604.
Conair Aviation Ltd, Abbotsford, BC, 1969-1973.
- Flew as tanker #604.
- Crashed while spraying, Sussex, NB, May 14, 1973.
-- The aircraft was destroyed on impact, and burned.
-- Pilot Buchanan suffered a broken leg.
-- Parts were salvaged by the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Bedford, NS and used on
    their #24 Avenger display.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Eric Dumigan Collection
forestprotectiontbmavengers.wordpress.com
Shearwater Aviation Museum, courtesy Barrie MacLeod
Research Assistance:

C. Adam

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