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Incident Name:
Date: 07/20/1964
Personnel: Hardy Sandvig
Age: 43
Agency/Organization: Johnson Flying Service, Missoula, MT
Position: aerial firefighter

Summary: On July 20, 1964 Hardy Sandvig in a WWII-era bomber was dropping retardant on a Montana fire near Lost Trail Pass, Beaverhead, Montana. His aircraft hit trees at crest of mountain ridge along flight path. He did not survive.

 

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 7/20/1964
    • 1 killed, Hardy Sandvig
    • Operator: Johnson Flying Service, Missoula, MT
    • Type: TBM
    • Location: near Lost Trail Pass, Beaverhead County, MT
    • FAA Registration # N7016C
    • NTSB # "Unknown"
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

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