CDF Pilot and Chief Identified

Update to yesterdays post. SignonSanDiego writes;

“The crash of the OV-10 airtactical plane sparked a three-acre wildfire near where firefighters battled the other blaze in the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest, about 170 miles north of Los Angeles, said CDF spokeswoman Becki Redwine.

The plane, which was surveilling the fire for ground crews, had no communication just before the crash around 10:25 a.m., she said.

The victims were identified as George Willett, 52, a Hanford pilot contracted to help battle the fire, and CDF Battalion Chief Robert Paul Stone, 36, of Visalia.”

Our sincerest condolences to the families of Chief Robert Paul Stone and pilot George Willett.