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Incident Name:  fire near Cedar City, UT
Date:  7/17/1975
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: private tanker under contract with Bureau of Land Management
Position: aerial firefighters

Summary:

Alfred Adolph, 49 years
Robert Rzyalinski (or Zelinski), 22 years

On July 17, 1975, the B17 Tanker 99 crashed en route to a BLM fire near Cedar City UT, killing air tanker pilot Alford Adolph and Robert Rzyalinski. 

 

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en route to a fire near Cedar City, UT

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • July 17, 1975, Tanker 99
    • 2 killed, Alford Adolph, Robert Rzyalinski (or Zelinski)
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: B17
    • Location: en route to Cedar City, UT
    • FAA Registration # not listed
    • NTSB # none
  • To search for yourself consult the NTSB Lookup Utiliy.
  • US Social Security Death Index: Alfred Adolph | Robert Zelinski

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Contributors to this article: Associated Airtanker Pilots, Mellie

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