Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on July 26, 1977 · Page 9
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 9

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, July 26, 1977
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e*TM^!^ W T K ? GE ~ U ' S - ^ F ° rCe investi « ator Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena Monday. The pilot FnrTmmH * Ti f C( f a ^ Je ' a " aChed '° "« ^ r Charles Carter ' Ttaderbirds' ^w narrator, was killed. (AP Force 'Hiunderbirds demonstration team after it crashed at the Wirephoto) 10th fatal accident CHEYENNE (UPI) -- The crash of a Thunderbird jet in the bullpen at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Monday was the 10th fatal crash of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team since its inception in 1953, authorities said. Tech. Sgt. Vickie Graham, of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., the Thunderbirds' base, said 11 pilots and one team executive officer have been killed in, the crashes. The Air Force said the good will achieved through the Pilot dies in Salida plane crash SALIDA, Colo. (AP) -- The pilot of a light plane was killed when the craft caught a wingtip on trees during foggy weather near the crest of 11,300-foot Monarch Pass and crashed and burned, officials reported. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the accident occurred . about -2 p.m. Monday about 19 miles west of Salida on the east side of the crest of the pass and only a few yards from U.S. Highway 50. The name of the victim, who was alone in the plane, was not released pending positive identification and notification of relatives. Truck firm plans move to Denver DENVER (AP) - BN Transport, a trucking firm based in Galesburg, III., has announced plans to move its headquarters to Denver within the next 90 days. Edward L. McCormick, president and chief executive officer of the firm, said Monday that BN's 58 general office employes will be offered the chance to move to Denver. He said the WASHINGTON (UPD--Rep. involvement by private land- move was expected to be corn- Tim Wirth, D-Colo., is urging owners in the program. the U.S. Forest Service to fund / a pilot project for controlling the mountain pine beetle in Boulder County. Wirth said Jim Ficke, the Boulder District Ranger, was in Washington Monday to meet with the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, John McGuire. Ficke sought $3.8 million from funds already appropriated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wirth said the pilot project on 34,000 acres of Boulder County land would determine the feasibility of a five-year program for vegetative management on the entire Front Range from south of Colorado Springs to the Colorado-Wyoming border. "The program offers a unique opportunity to develop a long- term, comprehensive plan for our mountain environment," said Wirth.' "For too long we have used a piece-meal, short- term approach." Ficke said the program would include thinning and harvesting beetle-infested trees, treating surviving trees, reducing fire hazard by burning and chipping debris produced by the beetles, and planting of trees and plants to encourage wildlife settlement and protection. Wirth said Boulder County was selected as the pilot project area because Jour beetle control districts already were established and the active Thunderbirds' demonstrations is worth the risk associated with such acrobatic flying. · "Certainly, there is a risk involved, but we believe in what we're doing," Sgt. Graham said. "We have an important job , to do. Capt. Charlie Carter, 33, of San Antonio, Tex., was killed in the early morning crash Monday of a T38 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo grounds. Air Force to probe Jhvnderbird crash CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An Air Force board ot inquiry will try to find cut what caused a T38 training jet attached to the Air Force Thunderbirds aerial team to pile into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena Monday morning. The crash, which killed the pilot of the yiane and injured two other persons, occurred in a light rain at about 6:40 a.m. Monday. Officials said the pilot of the jet scratched a landing attempt at Cheyenne's airport, tried to gain altitude, but apparently was unable to. The plane skidded through a campground where scores of persons were asleep and barreled between the parked camper- trailers, miraculously hitting none of them. The aircraft then smashed through several livestock holding pens next to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena, killing two bulls used in the rodeo. Killed in the crash was the pilot, Capt. Charles M. Carter, 38, San Antonio, Tex. A crew member, Slaff Sgt. Ted Foster, suffered minor injuries. Foster safely ejected from the aircraft into the rodeo arena, but Carter was hurled into a concession stand and killed. Also injured in the mishap was Ronnie Clifton, 16, of Cheyenne, a member of the rodeo arena cleaning crew. He suffered a broken arm when he was hit by debris from the plane and was hospitalized. Capt. Peg Moss, an Air Forcepublic information officer, said the board of inquiry went to work shortly after the crash Monday assembling information about the mishap. She said the board probably would issue a report summing up its findings within the next two weeks. The Thunderbirds were to have put on an air show Wednesday morning at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, but the engagement was cancelled because of the mishap. One eyewitness to the crash, Mrs. M.L. Potter of Kansas City, Kan., said a camper-trailer parked in the path of the jet had been moved only minutes before the crash. She said she thinks the plane's pilot saw the opening in the row of camper-trailers and guided the plane through it. Melvin Patrick of Pratt, Kan., was lying awake in his camper-trailer when the plane thundered through the gap between his camper and a recreational vehicle. "It sounded like a tornado," Patrick said. "I'm pretty damn lucky." The plane passed so close to Patrick's camper-trailer that the trailer was dented by debris from the wreckage. Tue«., July 28,1877 GREELEYtColo.lTRfBUKE 9 MARMADUKE® 1 by Brad Anderson "No, thanks! This is one time I'll pass up my equal rights!" 2nd Trust Deed Loans Consolidation Loans Loans Up To $10,000; Up To 10 Year Terms former Greeley Mountain Industrial Bank llllJthAve. 352-4634 THUNDEIIB1RD PILOT KILLED -- Capt. Charles M. Carter, 38, narrator for the Nellis AFB thunderbird demonstration team, was killed when his T-38 Talon jet crashed at Cheyenne, Wyo., as he and S.Sgt. Ted Foster, 27, of Charlotte, N.C. were arriving to" make arrangements for a Thunderbird show. He is survived by his wile, Tracy, and a son, Christopher Miles, born in June. (AP Wirephoto) Accommodations in Cheyenne virtually nil CilEYENNE (UP1)--Drizzle and fog covering the southeast corner of Wyoming Monday drove travelers on the impossible task of looking for accommodations in this city's motels stuffed with rodeo fans. Travelers stopping because of the weather at Cheyenne motels found rooms already booked because of the Frontier Days rodeo. "A lot of people are coming in because of the weather and we just have to send them on their way," said Adri Faber, an operator at the Hitching Post Inn. "It's really a sad situation." The low hanging overcast and steady drizzle much like the Pacific Northwest hung over Cheyenne all day. The National Weather Service said southeast Wyoming was on the edge of a system dumping heavy rain in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. One half inch of rain fell on the capital city in the 24-hour period ending 6 p.m. Monday. To the northwest in Lander, 1.9 inches of rain was recorded in thesame period. The rain prompted the weather service to issue a flash flood watch for southeastern Wyoming Monday afternoon and evening. No floods were reported. And near Casper, Wyo., two funnel clouds were spotted but they did not touch down, the weather bureau said. Wirth backs beetle control pleted by Oct. 1. MORTON BUILDINGS GRAIN STORAGE GOVERNMENT APPROVED Improve your operations efficiency with a Morton Grain Storage Building. Versitile enough to store your grain and equipment. A bin can do just half the job and when empty serves no practical purpose at all. Write or call today for Morton Buildings grain storage literature. NO. 1 CHOICE OF FARMERS Box186 ' r '" S67? Fort Morgan, CO 80701 i-80 to Bijou Exit 303/867-9454 For further information mail this coupon today. Q Send me a Morton Buildings grain storage brochure. O Please have your salesman call. 633 NAME ADDRESS. TELEPHONE. _CITY_ STATE_ . Z I P C O D E . 13 S2SID. 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