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In the Line of Duty
Thomas Duffy, 40 - Belgrade, MT
On Monday, August 24, 2020, Pilot Thomas Duffy, flying a Type 1 Kmax helicopter, was conducting bucket drops while battling the White River Fire in Mount Hood National Forest, when his helicopter crashed. He worked for Central Copters, Inc., a private family run company out of Belgrade, Montana, as a wildland-contract pilot for the U.S. Forest Service. The official cause of the crash is under investigation. Age: 40 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Contract Years of Service: N/A Date of Incident: August 24, 2020 Date of Death: August 24, 2020