• NC Software is having a Black Friday Sale Event thru December 4th on Logbook Pro, APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook, Cirrus Elite Binders, and more. Use coupon code BF2020 at checkout to redeem 15% off your purchase. Click here to shop now.
  • NC Software is proud to announce the release of APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook version 10.0. Click here to view APDL on the Apple App store and install now.

Air Attack Accident

rchcfi

How slow can you go
Joined
Sep 18, 2002
Posts
385
Total Time
Some
For those of you out there (avbug, DC4boy, etc.) fighting fires as I am, this comes as a big blow. Luckily the pilot, ATGS, and trainee all survived. This one hit close to home for me, as I am down in the same area and flying an Air Attack platform. Let's keep them in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery.

Here is the story and video:
www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3625919&nav=168XcQql

It is amazing how fast news helicopters are these days. In the video, you can see the ARFF still trying to extricate them.

RCHCFI
 

DC4boy

addicted user
Joined
Mar 21, 2002
Posts
221
Total Time
some
Yeah, my buddy was on his way down to relieve the pilot on that airplane.

Stay Safe.
 

Ollie

COVERED IN ROUNDUP
Joined
Dec 8, 2004
Posts
77
Total Time
GMT-10
Do they know what caused the airplane to crash yet? On the video, it looked like #1 was still running with those crash rescue guys crawling all over the cockpit... that's speedy service!
 

2000flyer

EASY FLYER
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
1,586
Total Time
5700+
Looking at whats left of the nose, it's amazing they survived.

Our prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

2000Flyer
 

k_EAT=ho_ME

Closet User...shhhh!
Joined
Jun 18, 2005
Posts
128
Total Time
~2300
Anyone know the current condition of the pilot? N7UP was based at Commander Northwest in EAT. I used to fuel that plane when I worked line service here and a couple of my friends are former CNW pilots. No one I talked to yesterday had heard who the pilot was, but EAT is a small town, so I wonder if I know him. If the info is still private, fine. If it has been reported and someone has seen it, I'd appreciate a PM.
 

avbug

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2001
Posts
7,602
Total Time
n/a
Looking at the pictures, it's remarkable that folks got out of the front end as well as they did. Very fortunate for them. A stark reminder of the realities of the job (flying). I worked with a gentleman a few years ago for a few weeks, in Billings. He left there on an assignment and was killed a couple of weeks later. He enjoyed the fire service, but felt that he was exposed to less "risk" by flying air attack. That may be so, but he was killed by an engine failure after takeoff during a going fire.

Most accidents in the fire service are fatal. It's always gratifying to see one that isn't.
 

Ill Mitch

I like my oatmeal lumpy
Joined
Jan 22, 2005
Posts
675
Total Time
31Raps
The pilot is a friend of mine. I didn't hear about this until pretty recently.
As to his condition, I won't say much other than it looks like he will be ok in the very long run.
 

NookyBooky

Beach Bum Extraordanaire
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Posts
406
Total Time
ha!
Ill Mitch said:
The pilot is a friend of mine. I didn't hear about this until pretty recently.
As to his condition, I won't say much other than it looks like he will be ok in the very long run.

Tell him a dude from the internet (me) wishes him the best.
 

k_EAT=ho_ME

Closet User...shhhh!
Joined
Jun 18, 2005
Posts
128
Total Time
~2300
NookyBooky said:
Tell him a dude from the internet (me) wishes him the best.

ditto
 

TurboS7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
2,261
Total Time
19,210
NookyBooky if you told him your avtar wished him the very best I am sure that he would feel a LOT better, especially if you set up a visit.:D
 
Last edited:

Swass

So long, America.....
Joined
Jan 10, 2003
Posts
2,015
Total Time
3,000+
NookyBooky said:
Tell him a dude from the internet (me) wishes him the best.

ROTFLMFAO.

That's great. My sentiments exactly, hope he recovers quickly.
 

RoyBoy

Active member
Joined
Jun 26, 2005
Posts
42
Total Time
45yrs
Man!!!! the left engine was still running! you could see the prop wash blowin the tail around. I flew lots of different commanders for years and was allways concerned about being at the pointy end of the plane. my thoughts and prayers go out to all involved speedy recovery!
 

jergar999

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2002
Posts
791
Total Time
4800
avbug said:
Looking at the pictures, it's remarkable that folks got out of the front end as well as they did. Very fortunate for them. A stark reminder of the realities of the job (flying). I worked with a gentleman a few years ago for a few weeks, in Billings. He left there on an assignment and was killed a couple of weeks later. He enjoyed the fire service, but felt that he was exposed to less "risk" by flying air attack. That may be so, but he was killed by an engine failure after takeoff during a going fire.

Most accidents in the fire service are fatal. It's always gratifying to see one that isn't.

His initials weren't J.B. were they?
 
Top