BLM lost a seat this afternoon south of Battle Mountain, 1 fatal. RIP
http://www.sierrafront.net/press/news releases.htmHoyt Fire Accident Update: a single engine air tanker (SEAT) crashed in the Clan Alpine Mountains of Churchill County this afternoon working the Hoyt Fire. The pilot was transported by helicopter to the Pershing County General Hospital in Locklock where he was pronounced dead. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been notified. More information will be posted when available.
Reno, Nev.—A single-engine air tanker working the Hoyt Fire about 125 miles northeast of Reno went down Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m. The pilot of the aircraft was transported to a medical facility. The aircraft, an Air Tractor 802, is owned by Minuteman Aviation.
Other aircraft continue to combat the 600-acre wildland fire in the northeast Clan Alpine Range in central Nevada. Three Type 1 crews are on the scene and a Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Association are being notified.