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USFS Beech Baron Crashes in MSO

by Chris Sorensen |

A Forest Service Beech Baron crashed in Missoula Monday Night in pea soup fog. THe two unidentified pilots miraculously escaped with minor injuries. The plane was destroyed.

The doomed plane had just dropped off two Forest Service pilots who live in Missoula. Those pilots had flown a Forest Service C-23 Sherpa airplane, which is used to transport smokejumpers, from Missoula to the Redmond Air Center in central Oregon, for its annual inspection. The Forest Service was unable to provide the names of the two people who had just gotten off the plane, either.