8 Firefighers Die in Copter Crash

September 2008
Fire Chief;Sep2008, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p12
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The article repots that eight firefighters and a pilot died in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a California forest fire. According to the source, the accident occurred after the helicopter lifted off from a clearing in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. However, the downed helicopter was destroyed by the fire and the onboard voice recorder may have been destroyed by the intense heat.


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