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Rare photo from a 1972 amateur 8 mm film!
Photo: via Shawn Kelly

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine, USA.
Model: TSC-1A1 Teal
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 18
Manufacturing Date: 1971-??-??

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

Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2018T   1971-??-?? Manufacturing date.  Reserved registration number at factory.
1971-??-?? FAA C of A issued.
1971-??-?? First flight from Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
1972-??-?? Crashed or destroyed?
1972-05-08 FAA 337 ; Schweizer Aircraft Corporation, Elmira, New York, USA; N2018T.  Received at Schweizer Aircraft Corp. in a complete disassembled state less engine, prop and instrument panel, and was rebuilt and/or repaired as follows ; tail and wings.
1972-08-14 Cancelled from US CAR.
CF-BJO 1972-07-31 Registered on Canadian CAR to Stanley Reid Construction Ltd; Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1972-07-31 Authority to ferry Elmira, NY, USA to Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1972-08-04 Application for Registration, Stanley Reid Construction Ltd; Sherbrooke , Nova Scotia, Canada.
1972-08-08 US C of A for Export # E.100995 issued.
1973-02-04 Cancelled by Stanley Reid Construction Ltd.
1973-02-07 Registration re-allotted to Joseph Reed, Peterborough Aero Marine; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
1973-09-13 Authority to Grand Bay Development to ferry Elmira, New York, USA to St. John, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1973-09-21 Bill of Sale: Schweizer Aircraft Corporation to Maritime Rotorcraft Sales; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1973-09-25  Inspected.  TT 167:50.
1973-09-25 Bill of Sale: Maritime Rotorcraft Sales to Grand Bay Development.
1973-09-25 C of A issued, valid till 1974-09-25.
1973-10-18 C of R (P), Grand Bay Development; Grand Bay (based St. John, New Brunswick).  President: A Wayne Kerrigan.
1974-08-02 C of R re-issued as C-FBJO.
1974-09-08 Inspected.  C of A renewed, valid till 1975-09-25.  TT 278:40.  Based in St. John.
1974 (late) Accident.  Not tied down outside Air-Craftsmen hangar and overturned in a windstorm.  Kerrigan sued Air-Craftsmen but lost and was ordered to pay for the bill.
1974-12-27 Bill of Sale: Grand Bay Development to Williams.
1975-02-12 Seized by sheriff for settlement of court order.
1975-02-18 C of R (P), B. Ann Williams; Grand Bay (based Westfield), New Brunswick, Canada.
1975-09-08 Inspected.  C of A renewed, valid till 1976-09-25.  TT 371:10.  Based in St. John.
1976-04-22 C of R (P) to B. Ann Kerrigan; St. John, New Brunswick.  (Name & address change).

Authority to ferry St. John, NB to Fredericton, NB, for repairs.

1976-09-24 Inspected.  C of A renewed, valid till 1977-09-25.  TT 412:30.  Based in St. John.
1976-10-17 Accident at 12:45.  Pilot Wayne Kerrigan.  Westfield Ferry area - Capel Lake, New Brunswick. Westfield Ferry, NB.  During take off the aircraft hit an obstruction and holed the hull.  [Report A60035].
1977-07-28 Authority to ferry Westfield, NB to Moncton, NB.
1978-??-?? Accident.  Reported to have been blown over.  Fuselage has a broken back.  Engine mount severely damaged.  Major wrinkles in both wings.  (Prior to 1978-06-29)
1978-06-?? To be repaired by Miramichi Air Service Ltd.
1980-09-?? Sold to Malcolm O. Peck; Waldoboro, Maine, USA.
1981-05-28 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
    Parts from s/n 18 were used on other Teals.  Fuselage from s/n 18 reportedly was used on s/n 8 N2008T (G-AXZN), after s/n 8 had been damaged in the USA?  Other parts from s/n 18 were also used by Mr. Malcolm Peck; Peck Auto repair, Waldoboro, Maine, USA, for restoration of s/n 25.

Thank you very much, Terry Judge, for sending all information available on CF-BJO!!!

  Sources: Terry Judge

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