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Incident Name:  unknown
Date:  June 25, 1974, 1115 hrs
Personnel: Name unknown
Age:  49
Agency/Organization:  BLM and Alaska Fire Service
Position: aerial firefighter

Summary:  During take off at Kiana, Alaska on June 25, 1974, an aircraft under contract to the Alaska Fire Service for air attack crashed. Little is known about the incident.


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Kiana, AK

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 6/25/1974, 1115 hrs
    • Air Attack pilot killed, name unknown
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: PIPER PA-23 (air attack)
    • Location: Kiana, AK
    • FAA Registration # N5330Y
    • NTSB # ANC74AA084
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

    Departure Point: Kiana, AK

    Intended Destination: Kotzebue, AK

    Phase of Operation: Takeoff: Initial climb

    Type of accident

    Collision with Ground / Water: Uncontrolled

    Probable Cause(s)

    Pilot in command - Exercised poor judgment

    Fire after impact

    Remarks - Un start L Engine. Attempted Takoff with only one engine.

  • For more information consult the NTSB online lookup Utility Use NTSB Identification:ANC74AA084

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Photos, Videos, & Tributes

  • Alaska State Fire Fighters Association Memorial: Name unknown


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