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Incident Name: (Higgins Ridge, UT) fire on the Wasatch National Forest, UT
Date: August 18, 1959
Personnel: Roger A Lund
Age: 17
Agency/Organization: Roberts Aircraft Company, Boise ID, under contract with the US Forest Service
Position: volunteer firefighter

Summary: Roger Lund had been fighting a fire with his crew during the night, on the Wasatch National Forest east of Hill Air Force Base. The next morning, he and several other firefighters were preparing to load to be transported by helicopter from a ridge near the top of Harris Mountain when he was struck twice by a blade of the helicopter as it was landing. He was killed immediately. (Please read the article for details.)

Volunteer Firefighter Roger Lund, age 17

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near the top of Harris Mountain, Wasatch National Forest; (possibly Higgins Ridge, UT)

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 8/18/1959, 1010 hrs
    • 1 killed, Roger Lund
    • Operator: Roberts Aircraft Company, Boise, ID
    • Type: helicopter
    • Location: Harris Mountain, Wasatch National Forest; east of Hill Air Force Base
    • FAA Registration # unknown
    • NTSB # unknown
  • National Transportation Safety Board has no online records prior to 1962
  • Billion Graves Index (familysearch.com): Roger A Lund
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