The pilot and one firefighter died of injuries sustained and one firefighter was seriously injured when their U.S. Forest Service helicopter crashed while monitoring a controlled burn of about 800 acres in the Desoto National Forest.
Incident Location: Vicinity of Airey Tower and Martha Redmond roads, MS (U.S. National Grid: 16R CU 0251 9368
United States Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi
Suite 500-N, 200 S Lamar ST
U.S. National Grid: 15S YR 6496 7703
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Chief: Forest Supervisor Gretta Boley
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.