6 Aug 2008, 4:39pm
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Eight firefighters, one crew member believed dead in Trinity County helicopter crash

from the Redding Record Searchlight, Aug 6, 2008 [here]

Eight firefighters and one helicopter crew member are missing and believed dead in Tuesday’s helicopter crash on the north end of the Buckhorn Fire in Trinity County, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said today. (The Buckhorn Fire is one of the Iron Complex Fires [here] — Ed)

Some fatalities were confirmed earlier this morning by the U.S. Forest Service, which earlier had announced that nine people were missing after the crash.

Identities of the nine who are believed dead have not been released.

The helicopter pilot and three fire fighters were injured in the crash, which was reported at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday near Junction City. … [more]



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