By | November 18, 2021
Marc Thor Olson Death

Marc Thor Olson Death –  The pilot of a firefighting aircraft identified as Marc Thor Olson an Army and Air Force veteran in an attempt to battle a Colorado wildfire while making a final pass over the blaze Tuesday, November 16, 2021, when the plane crashed.

According to the report, he was conducting drops on the Kruger Rock Fire, which was burning in steep terrain too dangerous for firefighters, near the town of Estes Park, in the mountains west of Loveland, when the plane accident happened.

The sheriff’s office explained that the Air Tractor AT-802A made one water drop and had returned with suppressant when it crashed.

“The pilot told ground resources it was turbulent over the fire, conditions were not ideal to make a drop, and that he was going to make one more pass and then return to Loveland,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Moments later, at approximately 6:37 p.m., ground resources heard the plane crash.”

Olson after the Air Tractor AT-802A went down about 6:40 p.m., CO Fire Aviation said on Wednesday press conference.