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Incident Name: Tibble Fork Reservation, American Fork, UT
Date: Accident date: 8/12/1969; Dan's death date: 8/17/1969
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age:
Agency/Organization: Tibble Fork Reservation, American Fork
Position: aerial firefighter

Summary:

Rex Dennis Ferguson, age 31
Daniel K Crandall, age 23

Rex Ferguson and Daniel Crandall were taking off from Provo UT when the Hughes 369HS helicopter they were flying in crashed from causes unknown. Rex died immediately. Dan died 5 days later.

 

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Tibble Fork Reservation, near American Fork, UT

 

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 8/12/1969, 1700 hrs
    • 2 killed, Rex Ferguson & Daniel Crandall
    • Operator: unknown but under contract with the Tibble Fork Reservation (BIA)
    • Type: HUGHES 369HS
    • Location: Tibble Fork Reservation, near American Fork, UT
    • FAA Registration # N9030F
    • NTSB # DEN70A0010
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

    Miscellaneous, undetermined

  • For more information consult the NTSB online lookup Utility Use NTSB Identification: DEN70A0010
NTSB Report DEN70A0010 NTSB Report DEN70A0010

 

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Contributors to this article:  Steve Lutz

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