Wednesday, October 08, 2014

CAL FIRE S-2T Tanker 81 down

It is with great sadness that I come here today to write that CAL FIRE S-2T tanker 81 crashed near Yosemite late afternoon on October 7 while fighting the Dog Rock Fire. The pilot did not survive. The name of the pilot has not yet been released pending notification of all family members. Prayers and condolences for family, friends, colleagues of the pilot. May you always fly in favorable tail winds. Link to news release from CAL FIRE

Obtained on October 8, 2014 from
October 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM A couple of hours ago, CAL FIRE Department Information Officer Daniel Berlanttweeted that the pilot of of T-81 that crashed on October 7 has been identified as Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, 62 of San Jose, CA. I offer my heartfelt condolences to Craig's family, friends, colleagues, and those who love him. Craig, may you always fly in favorable tail winds.

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