THURSTON TSC-1A TEAL # 8

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G-AXZN Photo: Stephen John Rendle 1972

G-AXZN
Chichester - Goodwood (EGHR)
UK - England, August 29, 1972
Photo: Stephen John Rendle
Large photo at www.airliners.net

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine, USA.
Model: TSC-1A/1 Teal
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 8 (fuselage of s/n 18)
Manufacturing Date: 1970-??-??
Engine:

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

Remarks: Converted from Model TSC-1A to Model TSC-1A1 with the installation of wing fuel tanks.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2008T 1970-??-?? Manufacturing date, built at Sanford Airport, Maine.  Reserved registration number at factory.
1970-??-?? FAA C of A issued.
1970-??-?? First flight from Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
1970-??-?? Damaged in USA.  Fitted with replacement fuselage c/n 18,
but c/n plate on fin remained as c/n 8.
1970-??-?? Cancelled from US CAR.
G-AXZN 1970-03-16 C of R # R.11492/1 issued.  Registered on UK CAR to Castlemain (Marine) Ltd, / Marinair Transport Ltd.; Christopher Nicoll Murphy, Chichester, England.  
1973-01-13 G-AXZN was approaching Biggin Hill Aerodrome when a broken carb-heat cable resulted in the engine stopping in the circuit.  She was put down in a big field about two miles away beside the New Addington estate.  She suffered a broken undercarriage strut but was otherwise undamaged, and she was left with the intention of repairing it on site and flying it out. Leaving something like that unattended overnight was too much of a temptation to the local vandals and she was destroyed by arson fire in the field near Biggin Hill.
1973-01-26 Cancelled from UK CAR as destroyed.
  Sources: G-INFO Website
Stephen John Rendle
Ian Callier

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