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Neptune Air Services P2V - Tanker 42 - Utah - April 25, 2009 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

All three people on board died when their P2V, a twin-engine converted military plane, crashed near Stockton in Tooele County.
The firefighting plane was en route from Missoula, Mont. to Alamogordo, N.M.

Rest In Peace:

Tom Risk, 66, Littleton, Colo., pilot
Mike Flynn, 59, Alamogordo, N.M., First Officer
Brian Buss, 32, Alberton, Mont., crew member

Neptune Air Services Tribute Page for Tanker 42

Fireground Communications Unit Blog

Plane crash in Tooele County kills 3


Neptune Aviation Services - Tanker 09 - Reno, Nevada - September 01, 2008 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Neptune Tanker 09 - A Lockheed P2V-7 that went down shortly after taking off from Reno-Stead, Nevada airport on a firefighting mission on September 01, 2008.

Chief Pilot Calvin Gene Wahlstrom, 61 of Hunstville, Utah.

Article about Gene in the Standard - Examiner, Ogden UT  

Co-pilot Greg “Gonzo” Gonsioroski, 41, of Baker, Montana.  


 Greg's obituary as printed in the Missoulian on September 4, 2008...




 Crew Chief/Mechanic Zach VanderGriend, 25, recently of Missoula, Montana.

 Family remembers Mont. man killed in tanker crash...

 Neptune Air Services Tribute Page for Tanker 09


Gert Marais - 4/15/2008 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Gert Marais, 42, of Fort Benton, Montana, a U.S. Forest Service contract
pilot was killed on April 15, 2008 when his Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) crashed while
fighting a wildland fire at Fort Carson. Marais crashed about 6:20
in the evening along Colorado 115 at mile marker 34 near Fort Carson.
Marais was a pilot for Aero Applicators, a contractor for aerial
firefighting services to the U.S. Forest Service.

For more information on Mr. Marais...  


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