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Matthew Robert Miller

Air Attack Pilot

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Air Tactical Group Supervisor Jeff Piechura and Air Attack Pilot Matthew Robert Miller were aboard a Beechcraft King Air C-90 conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire near Wikieup, Arizona when the aircraft crashed. Both individuals perished in the accident.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Falcon Executive Aviation, Inc.
5133 E Roadrunner DR
Mesa, Arizona 85215

Chief: General Manager Brad Ludwick

Age: 48
Rank: Air Attack Pilot
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: July 10, 2021 12:50 p.m.
Date of death: July 10, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: August 31, 2021