THURSTON TSC-1A TEAL # 4

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N2004T

N2004T
Photo: Howard Levy courtesy of Gary Larson

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine, USA.
Model: TSC-1A Teal
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 4
Manufacturing Date: 1970-04-09
Engine:

Avco Lycoming O-320-A3B 150 hp @ 2700 RPM

Remarks: Mode S code: 50312371
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2004T 1970-04-?? Manufacturing date, built at Sanford Airport, Maine.  Reserved registration number at factory.
1970-04-?? First flight by ?? from Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
1970-04-09 Statement of Conformity, FAA Form 317:
Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Model TSC-1A; N2004T.
Signed: Nicholas J. Vagianos; Vice President Engineering.
1970-04-09 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8130-6, issued:
  1. Registration Mark: N2004T
  2. Aircraft Builder's Name: Thurston Aircraft
  3. Aircraft Model Designation: TSC-1A (FAA Coding: 8960404)
  4. Year MFG: 1970
  5. Aircraft Serial No: 4
  6. Engine Builder's Name: Lycoming
  7. Engine Model Designation: O-320-A3B (FAA Coding: 41508)
  8. Number of Engines: 1
  9. Propeller Builder's Name: Hartzell
  10. Propeller Model Designation: HC-C2YL-1B

Owner: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Box 450, Sanford, Maine 04073
Date: 1970-04-09
Signed: Nicholas J. Vagianos; Vice President Engineering.
FAA representative certification:
Signed: Walter I. Weymouth; FAA Inspector
District office: SWI-EMDO 1-0-41

1970-04-09 Standard Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8100-2, issued.
Category: Normal.
FAA Representative: Walter I. Weymouth; FAA Designee SWI-EMDO-1-0-41.
Aircraft flight checked.
1970-04-15 Aircraft Bill of Sale issued:
Purchaser:
Pelham Airways, Inc.; c/o David deNeufville, Thomas Road, Mendham, New Jersey.
Seller: 
Thurston Aircraft Corporation; David B. Thurston, President.
Conveyance # H40541 recorded 1970-05-11.
Price: $17,644.00.
1970-04-15 Application for Aircraft Registration, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Pelham Airways, Inc.; c/o David deNeufville, Thomas Road, Mendham, New Jersey 07945.
1970-05-11 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Pelham Airways, Inc.; c/o David deNeufville, Thomas Road, Mendham, New Jersey 07945.
1971-11-30 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued:
Purchaser:
Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc.; Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.
Seller: 
Pelham Airways, Inc.; David deNeufville, President.
Conveyance # F57632 recorded 1971-12-08.
1971-12-01 Security Agreement between Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc., and Peoples Trust of New Jersey for the amount of $9,200.00.
Conveyance # F57633 recorded 1971-12-08.
1971-12-01 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc.; 233 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, New Jersey 07606.
1971-12-08 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc.; 233 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, New Jersey 07606.
1972-02-02 Retail Installment Contract (Aircraft Security Agreement) between Dr. T. H. Carney & James Hampton and Fisher Aircraft Sales for the amount of $12,000.00.
Conveyance # H53361 recorded 1972-03-30.
1972-02-11 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued:
Purchaser:
Trajan H. Carney / James H. Hampton;  124 Harris Street, Madison, TN 37115.
Seller: 
Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc.
Conveyance # H53360 recorded 1972-03-30.
1972-02-18 Application for Aircraft Registration, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Trajan H. Carney / James H. Hampton;  124 Harris Street, Madison, TN 37115.
1972-03-03 Release of conveyance dated 1971-12-01 (FAA # F57633, 1971-12-08), executed by Fischer Aircraft Sales, Inc. to Peoples Trust of New Jersey.
Conveyance # N79947 recorded 1973-07-20.
1972-03-30 Notice of Recordation of Conveyance.
Conveyance dated 1972-02-02, recorded as conveyance # H53361 on 1972-03-30, 
1972-03-30 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Trajan H. Carney / James R. Hampton;  124 Harris Street, Madison, TN 37115.
1973-06-26 Aircraft Security Agreement between Eastern Flying Service, Inc. (buyer) and T. H. Carney and James R. Hampton (sellers) for the total amount of $11,000.00.
Conveyance # N79950 recorded 1973-07-20.
1973-06-26 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued:
Purchaser:
Eastern Flying Service Inc.; Essex Skypark, Back River Neck Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21221.
Seller: 
Trajan H. Carney III / James R. Hampton.
Conveyance # N79949 recorded 1973-07-20.
1973-06-26 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Eastern Flying Service Inc.; Essex Skypark, Back River Neck Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21221.  Signed: Lois C. Wilson, Secy. Treas.
1973-06-28 Release of conveyance dated 1972-02-02 (FAA # H53361, 1972-03-30), executed by Fisher Aircraft Sales, Inc. to Dr. T. H. Carney & James Hampton and assigned to Associates Capital Corporation.
Conveyance # N79948 recorded 1973-07-20.
1973-07-20 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Eastern Flying Service Inc.; Essex Skypark, Back River Neck Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21221.
1973-08-10 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Modified horizontal stabilizer pitch angle by installing manufacturer's supplied kit as per drawing nos 1-3101-H and 1-3500-G and manufacturer's instructions.

Also modified landing gear retraction system by installing kit supplied by manufacturer as per drawing nos 1-1005-G, 1-6501-D, 1-5100-F, 1-5112-A, 1-5109-B, 1-1034.

Installed new rudder torque tube at rudder control yoke fabricated from 4130 Chrome Moly Steel Tubing to replace original tube fabricated from 2024-T4 aluminum tubing.

All of the above work completed as per manufacturer's instructions and procedures outlined in FAA CC43.13-1 and 43.13-2 as applicable.

Agency: Douglas D. Finnerty; Essex, Maryland.
A & P # 1955792.
Approved 1973-08-10.

1973-10-05 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Repaired fuselage hull from Fuselage Sta. #61 to Sta. #109.69 by removing damaged keel angle and fabricating a new angle from 6061-T6x.125 aluminum sheet bent at a 30 angle as per original.  Also repaired damaged bulkhead at station 109.69 by removing damaged bottom center portion of bulkhead and splicing with 6061-T6x.040.  Also installed a steel skid plate over the above mentioned angle and bulkhead as per attached sketch.

All of the above work accomplished in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and FAA Manual 43.13.1 and 43.13.2 as applicable and Mil. handbook #5 Chapter 8-8 and 8-31.  Above repairs sealed with MIL S-7502B Sealer and leak tested.

Agency: Douglas D. Finnerty; Essex, Maryland.
A & P # 1955792.
Approved 1973-10-05.

1975-08-27 Aircraft Security Agreement in the amount of $8,000.00 drawn by Eastern Flying Service, Inc., in favor of Maryland National Bank.
Conveyance # L102044 recorded 1975-11-07.
1976-01-06 Conveyance Recordation Notice and Release.
Conveyance dated 1975-08-27 recorded on 1975-11-07, conveyance number L102044 released by security holder Maryland National Bank.
Conveyance # F88279 recorded 1976-02-20.
1976-01-12 Security Agreement between Charles M. Maltbie (borrower) and The Fellowship Bank for the amount of $12,825.00.
Conveyance # F88281 recorded 1976-02-20.
(1976-01-12) Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued (undated):
Purchaser:
Charles M. Maltbie; 172 Westover Drive, Delran, NJ 08075.
Seller: 
Eastern Flying Service Inc.; Lois C. Wilson, Secy. Treas. (signed).
Conveyance # F88280 recorded 1976-02-20.
1976-01-12 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Charles M. Maltbie; 172 Westover Drive, Delran, NJ 08075.
1976-01-13 Release of mortgage dated 1973-06-26, FAA conveyance # N79950 recorded 1973-07-20.
Conveyance # F88278 recorded 1976-02-20.
1976-02-20 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Charles M. Maltbie; 172 Westover Drive, Delran, NJ 08075.
1976-05-05 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Installed Bilge Pump Hull Drainage Kit.  All work accomplished in accordance with Teal-Thurston Aircraft drawing and AC 43.13.1 Chap. 11, Sec. 2, Sec. 3 Electrical Equipment.  Electrical load checked and found to within limits for the aircraft.  Weight and balance considered to be negligible.

Agency: Elmer P. Fischer; Eastern Flying Service, Inc.; Essex, Maryland.
A&P # 1323204.
Approved 1976-05-05.

1976-12-31 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Repaired aircraft as follows:

1. Removed left wing float and replaced leading edge skin.  Used PC1239 to seal all joints.  Skin same thickness as original, also rivet pattern same as original.

2. Repaired keel on fuselage from STA.45.19 to STA.109.69 by installing .125 x 2" aluminum strip.  This strip bent to an angle of 26 to match existing contour of hull.  PC1239 sealer used in all rivet holes and screw holes,  Rivet pattern same as original.

NOTE:
Float plate and keel strip anodized and zinc chromated.  Parts painted to match existing color scheme.

Agency: Earl L. Warmkessel; Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.
IA # 1244249.
Approved 1976-12-31.

1977-05-05 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Repaired aircraft as follows:

1. Repaired keel on fuselage from STA.45.19 to STA.109.69 by installing .125 x 2" aluminum strip.  This strip bent to an angle of 26 to match existing contour of hull.  PC1239 sealer used in all rivet holes and screw holes,  Rivet pattern same as original.

2. Repaired left float by installing new plate on aft bottom end of float.

NOTE:
Float plate and keel strip anodized and zinc chromated.  Parts painted to match existing color scheme.

Agency: Earl L. Warmkessel; Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.
IA # 1244249.
Approved 1977-05-05.

1978-12-06 Conveyance Recordation Notice and Release.
Conveyance dated 1976-01-12 recorded on 1976-02-20, conveyance number F88281 released by security holder The Fellowship Bank.
Conveyance # N28529 recorded 1978-12-20.
1978-12-06 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued:
Purchaser:
Anesthesia Service Inc.; PO Box 1419, Kilgore, TX 75662.
Seller: 
Charles M. Maltbie.
Conveyance # N28530 recorded 1978-12-20.
1978-12-06 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
Anesthesia Service Inc.; PO Box 1419, Kilgore, TX 75662.
Paul G. Lea MD, President/Owner (signed).
1978-12-20 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
Anesthesia Service Inc.; PO Box 1419, Kilgore, TX 75662.
1979-06-15 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2, issued:
Purchaser:
James W. McCurdy; 677 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072.
Seller: 
Anesthesia Service Inc.; Paul G. Lea MD, President.
Conveyance # L05850 recorded 1979-07-16.
1979-06-15 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, signed:
Applicant:
James W. McCurdy; 677 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072.
1979-06-15 Collateral Chattel Mortgage between James W. McCurdy (mortgagor) and Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. (mortgagee) for the amount of $21,000.00.
Conveyance # L05851 recorded 1979-07-16.
1979-07-16 C of R, FAA AC Form 8050-3, issued to:
James W. McCurdy; 677 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072.
1980-05-27 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Fabricated sheet metal repair to right wing 5 ribs inboard from tip.  Removed rib from wing.  Fabricated both forward corner repairs and two center rib repairs as per AC43.13-1A Fig 2.22 Typical rib repair using .032 2024 T3 aluminum to contour of rib, lower and upper flanges not installed because of interference with rivets.  Rib reinstalled with Olympic structural rivets R1100-4.

2. Repaired left float by installing new plate on aft bottom end of float.

NOTE:
Float plate and keel strip anodized and zinc chromated.  Parts painted to match existing color scheme.

Agency: E. J. Gatechair; Hammond, Louisiana.
A&P # 1204981.
Approved 1980-05-27.

1980-06-09 James W. McCurdy sold aircraft to Mr. Amberson M. Webb, Box 331, Port Sulphur, Louisiana 70083.
1980-??-?? Sale reported.  Sold to Amberson M. Webb; Box 331, Port Sulphur, Louisiana 70083, USA.  The new ownership was never officially registered by FAA.  
1981-01-13 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:

Installed:

a. Gyro Horizon Model # 5000 B-29 at F.S. 44, 2.7 lbs
b. Gyro Directional Model # 4000 B-8 at F.S. 44, 2.4 lbs
c. Suction Gage A.N.3-102-12 at F.S. 44, 0.6 lbs
d. 8inch Venturi at F.S. 50, 1,7 lbs

The gyro horizon and directional gyro were placed in factory openings in the instrument panel. A 2inch opening was made on the right side of the instrument panel for the suction gage.

The venturi was placed on the right side of the fuselage 50 inch aft of datum below window seal.  A doubler of 2024 T3 0.40 was riveted in place to support venturi.

System was hooked up using standard AN fittings and low pressure/vacuum hose.

Old licensed empty weight: 1414 lbs, Moment 159,160
New weight: 1421.4 lbs, Moment 159,495.8

Agency: Jerry D. Roan; Harvey, Louisiana.
A&P # 457621145.
Approved 1981-01-13.

1983-01-06 Crashed in Port Sulphur, Louisiana.  The engine lost power during a pull-up from a low pass over Birdwin Airport (7LA1).  The pilot made a forced landing in the icy Mississippi River with the gear down.  The amphibian struck a submerged object in the river and flipped over.  The pilot and the passenger attempted to swim to shore, but due to the exceedingly cold water temperature, only the pilot reached the bank of the river.  The passenger is missing and presumed drowned.
(NTSB ID: FTW83FRD02 / Microfiche No: 204469A).  
1983-01-26 Letter from James W. McCurdy, D.D.S., to FAA:

On January 18, 1983 I was informed by Mr. Earl McCantley of 
the New Orleans FAA office that a plane recently lost in an 
accident in this area is still shown as belonging to me.

The A/C in question is a Thurston Teal; FAA # 2004T Serial # 4 
Model TSC-1A.

I sold this aircraft to Mr. Amberson M. Webb on June 9, 1980. 
(Box 331 Port Sulphur, Louisiana).  On that date all necessary
documents were signed and given to him along with all the 
records for the plane.

Sincerely
James W. McCurdy

1983-04-19 Last activity at FAA Register.
2013-03-18 Letter from FAA to Amberson M. Webb requesting confirmation of ownership/status (AF-750-REREG-1).

The assignment of registration number N2004T will be cancelled no sooner that 60 days from the date of this letter unless documents enabling registration are filed before cancellation.

2013-07-10 Deregistration of United States Civil Aircraft, FAA Form, issued.
"SALE REPORTED".
The above registration is to be cancelled for the reason checked below:
[x] Expired
  Sources: FAA Aircraft Registry
NTSB Aircraft Accident Database
Gary Larson
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North East Philadelphia Airport KPNE, Pennsylvania, USA
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ca 1977
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North East Philadelphia Airport KPNE, Pennsylvania, USA
ca 1977
Photo: Ken Morrison

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