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Incident Name:
Date:  7/31/1963
Personnel: George Roy Kunkel
Age: 32
Agency/Organization:  Aerial Applicators, Inc under contract with (probably BLM)
Position: aerial firefighter, pilot

Summary: On July 31, 1963, pilot George Kunkel lost his life when the TBM he was piloting crashed in Utah. The plane was owned by Aerial Applicators, Inc.

 

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, web and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 7/31/1963
    • 1 killed, George Kunkel
    • Operator: Aerial Applicators, Inc
    • Type: TBM
    • Location: UT
    • FAA Registration # unknown
    • NTSB # unknown
  • No information available; consult the NTSB online lookup Utility
  • Utah LODDs 1920-2012 by Steve Lutz

    Name of fallen: Kunkel, George R.; Date of Death: 31-Jul-63; Cause: Wildland (Airplane crash); Fire Department: Aerial Applicators Inc.

  • Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966: George Roy Kunkel

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  • Billion Graves Index, buried in Salt Lake City, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park: George Roy Kunkel

 

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Contributors to this article:  Steve Lutz

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