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Incident Name:  unknown, but a fire that was in the Livengood/Rampart area of northern Alaska
Date:  6/27/1967, 1550 hrs
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age:
Agency/Organization:  unknown private company under contract with the BLM
Position: aerial firefighters

Summary:

Paul Hanson, 59, BLM
Donald Block, 48, BLM

During a retardant drop on a fire that was in the Livengood/Rampart area of northern Alaska, a B-25 airtanker crashed due to a late pull up. Paul Hanson and Donald Block died.

(If you have news articles to share, please let us know. This Livengood/Rampart area is somewhat NW of Fairbanks, so perhaps an old Fairbanks newspaper will report their names and more details.)

 

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Livengood/Rampart area of northern Alaska

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 6/27/1967, 1550 hrs
    • Paul Hanson and Donald Block were killed; pilot was 48 yrs old
    • Operator: name of city, state is unknown
    • Type: N.AMERICAN B-25N
    • Location: Livengood/Rampart area of northern Alaska
    • FAA Registration # N9937Z
    • NTSB # ANC67A0069
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

    Type of Accident: Collided with: trees

    Phase of Operation: In Flight: Swath Run

    Probable Cause(s): Pilot in Command - Misjudged altitude and clearance

    Remarks - BLM contract flight.

    Screensave of NTSB Probable Cause:

    NTSB Probable Cause NTSB Probable Cause
  • For more information consult the NTSB online lookup Utility Use NTSB Identification: ANC67A0069
  • US Social Security Death Index: Paul Hanson

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Contributors to this article:  Tom Janney, Mellie

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