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PROGRAM Geo-Seis Helicopters

 

ADDRESS

116 N. Raquette Dr.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

info@geoseis.com

 

WEATHER Hot, clear, local fires

 

AIRCRAFT_TYPE SA 315B Lama

 

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...

 

Jason

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