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PROGRAM Geo-Seis Helicopters



116 N. Raquette Dr.

Fort Collins, CO 80524




WEATHER Hot, clear, local fires




INJURIES Gordon Knight, Pilot - fatal



DESCRIPTION While making a water drop on the Big Elk wild fire

near Estes Park, Colorado, Gordon suddenly radioed

that he was going down.  His aircraft was

witnessed to crash in a remote area.  By the time

rescuers reached the scene, there was nothing that

could be done.


The NTSB is investigating.


ADDITIONAL INFO Gordon was a former EMS helicopter pilot, having

flown for both Des Moines' Life Flight and

Denver's Flight For Life.  His wife, Susan, is a

former flight nurse, having worked for both

programs as well.

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Very sad, shame when that happens.  :(


May he be cleared straight to the flight levels...



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