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  1. #1
    tundra fire
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    Unhappy AFS Smokejumper killed

    An Alaska Fire Service smokejumper was killed yesterday on a training jump at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. They haven't released the name yet.

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    Alan Martin, Bat. Chief
    Steese Area VFD
    Fairbanks, AK


  2. #2
    Captain Hickman
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    Unoffically:
    Jumper was in his 3rd year of jumping and was killed when both main and reserve chutes.
    From what could be determined, jumper had correctly pulled all rip-cords, but chutes still failed to deploy.
    I have a name, but waiting for offical release..
    Thought and Prayers go out to the Jumpers Family, Crew, and Community..

    "Update"

    There has been an account reportedly established to which donations may be made in memory of David Liston, the Alaska Smokejumper who died in a parachuting accident on April 28.
    Checks should be made payable to: In Memory of David Liston

    Checks should be mailed to:
    Ft. Wainwright Federal Credit Union
    Attn: Tracy Jessen
    P.O. Box 35025
    Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703


    [This message has been edited by Captain Hickman (edited May 02, 2000).]

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