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Incident Name: small  wildfire near LaGrange, GA
Date: 4/14/1965
Personnel: Kenneth King
Age: 26
Agency/Organization: under contract with the Georgia Forestry Commission
Position: fire spotter, pilot

Summary: Kenneth King, a Georgia Forestry Commission fire spotting pilot died on On April 14, 1964. Just after take-off from the La Grange airport for a routine fire patrol mission, he spotted smoke on the ground, flew to investigate, and eyewitnesses said the engine on his single engine Piper PA18 plane sputtered and died.

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 4/14/1965
    • 1 killed, Kenneth King
    • Operator: name of city, state
    • Type: PIPER PA18A
    • Location: near LaGrange, GA
    • FAA Registration # N9392D
    • NTSB # MIA65A0101
  • National Transportation Safety Board: example Probable Cause (html)

    Collided with trees. The pilot in command - faild to maintain flying speed

  • For more information consult the NTSB online lookup Utility Use NTSB Identification: MIA65A0101
  • Georgia Death Index: Kenneth L King

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