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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Arkansas Pilot LODD: On-Duty Death 01.31.2014

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Following almost two weeks of searching for a missing single-engine Cessna 210 Centurion, Civil Air Patrol located the crash site and a National Guard helicopter crew confirmed that Pilot Jake Harrell, 34, was deceased and likely killed upon impact. Jake Harrell, an experienced pilot, went missing while flying a regularly scheduled fire detection flight throughout west Arkansas. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by local, state, and federal (NTSB) authorities.

Our condolences to the Harrell Family & Friends, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and all affected by Firefighter Dwight Hilton's passing.  
To date, 16 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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