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Bliss, ID Air Force Transport Crash, May 1995

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AF TRANSPORT PLANE CRASH KILLS SIX IN IDAHO DESERT.

Bliss, Idaho (AP) -- An Air Force C-130 transport plane crashed Saturday and killed all six people aboard during a routine training mission in remote desert foothills.
The plane was returning to Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colo., from training at Boise's Gowen Field, said Airman 1st Class Elaine Mattson at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, which was sending personnel to the scene.
"They had an in-flight emergency and were diverting to Mountain Home Air Force Base, and they didn't make it," Mattson said.
The four-engine plane went down about 12 miles north of the small town of Bliss, which is 80 miles southeast of Boise.
The wreckage was scattered over three miles, sheriff's Sgt. Curt Kaneaster said.
The plane's crew members were Air Force reservists in the 302nd Airlift Wing, said Staff Sgt. Tim Taylor, a spokesman at Peterson.
The crew were:
AC CC Lt. Col. ROBERT BUCKOUT.
Pilot 1st Lt. LANCE DAUGHERTY.
Navigator Capt. GEOFFERY BOYD.
Flight Engineer CMSgt. JIMMY VAIL.
Loadmaster MSgt. JAY KEMP.
Loadmaster SSgt. MICHAEL SCHEIDEMAN.
The Air Force was investigating.

European Stars And Stripes Hesse 1995-05-15



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