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Incident Name: training, Silverado Canyon, Cleveland National Forest
Date:  10/4/1958
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: unkown
Position: aerial firefighters

Summary:
William John Archibald, pilot, trainer, 39
Carl Lewis Milligan, pilot, 40

On 10/14/1958 in the air above a fire in Silverado Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, William Archibald was training Carl Milligan when the tail of the Beechcraft Bonanza lead plane broke off in flight.

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Beech V-35 Lead Plane Beech V-35 Lead Plane

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Silverado Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, CA

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 10/4/1958, V-35
    • 2 killed, William Archibald & Carl Milligan
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: Beechcraft Bonanza
    • Location: Silverado Canyon, Cleveland NF, CA
    • FAA Registration # unknown
    • The NTSB online lookup Utility currentlyonly goes back to 1962.

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Contributors to this article:  Mellie, Tom Janney

 

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