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Marc Thor Olson


On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, Pilot Marc Olson was the sole occupant of a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) that had been ordered by Laminer County to help fight the Kruger Rock Fire. During the mission, the plane crashed, killing Pilot Olson. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

Department information

CO Fire Aviation
23101 Highway 52
Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

Chief: Owners Kyle Scott and Chris Doyle

Age: 59
Rank: Pilot
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: November 16, 2021 6:35 p.m.
Date of death: November 16, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: February 03, 2022