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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

C-130 accident info out of NIC


Date and Time: 7/01/12
Initially Reported By – Name / GACC: Region 2
NICC Coordinator on Duty:  Rick Squires
Location of Accident - GACC / Unit / Incident Name: White Draw Fire, Black Hills, SD
Fatalities – Number: 2
Injuries – Number: Two survivors, status unknown
Aircraft Involved - Make / Model / Tail # / Owner: MAFFS #07 North Carolina
Vehicle Involved - Make / Model / Agency: C-130H

***Cause, names and employing agencies, additional information***
A BLM ASM platform was also engaged as a lead with the C130 when the accident occurred. The ASM/Lead experienced a severe downdraft while approaching the intended retardant drop zone with the C130 in trail. This is being investigated by the USFS as a separate Incident With Potential.

No additional Information is available at this time -

National Interagency Coordination Center

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