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Incident Name:
Date: May 19, 1964
Personnel: Dexter Q Booth, Jr from Sonora CA
Age: 37
Agency/Organization: John Lippett operator of Western Air Tankers of Marana AZ, under contract with the US Forest Service.
Position: pilot, aerial firefighter

Summary: On May 19, 1964 Dexter Booth was killed when the Grumman TBM he was flying stalled on takeoff from the Cochise County Airport runway near Wilcox, AZ. Booth was taking off with a load of water for a practice run when the accident occurred.

 

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Cochise County Airport near Wilcox AZ

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA and research by the WLF Staff:
    • May 19, 1964
    • 1 killed: Dexter Booth
    • Operator: John Lippett operator of Western Air Tankers of Marana AZ, under contract with the US Forest Service (news article).
    • Type: GRUMMAN TBM3U
    • Location: near Wilcox, AZ
    • FAA Registration # N3968A
    • NTSB # unknown, but a probable cause html file is there, albeit brief and very sketchy.
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

    The pilot in command -  premature lift off.

  • For more information consult the NTSB online lookup Utility Use FAA Registration N3968A
  • Release of his name

    Dexter Booth Dexter Booth

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