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AVENGER/Bu. 53420



Bureau #: 53420
Construction #:
  3482
Civil Registration(s):
  CF-KCM
  C-FKCM
  N420GP
  Model(s):
  TBM-3S Avenger
  AS Mk. 3M Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2006

History:
Delivered to RCN as 53420.
- BOC: October 19, 1950.
- SOC: July 5, 1960.
Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC, 1961-1969.
- Registered as CF-KCM.
- Tanker #616.
Convair Aviation Ltd, Abbotsford, BC, 1969-1977.
- Flew as tanker #616.
Forest Protection Ltd, Fredericton, NB, 1978-1993.
- Registered as C-FKCM.
- Flown as tanker #16.
- Crashed on take-off, Boston Brook, NB, June 8, 1981.
- Stored, 1990-1994.
Jeff Thomas/Vintage Wings, Seattle, WA, 1993-1994.
Vintage Wings, Seattle, WA, February 11, 1994-2000.
- Registered as N420GP.
- Arrived dismantled by truck, July 1994.
Douglas J. Rued, Minot, ND, August 22, 2000-2002.
Tri-State Warbird Museum, Batavia, OH, 2004-2006.

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.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2006.
Photo Source(s):
Mark Silvestri.


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