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    Helicopter Crash Claims Texas Firefighter

    Helicopter Crash Claims Texas Firefighter

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    Firehouse.com News

    Charles Krenek, 48, a Fire Suppression and Mitigation Specialist/Aviation Manager with the Texas Forest Service, is being reported by USFA as a LODD when he died in a helicopter crash, March 27.

    The helicopter crashed while Krenek and his crew were doing an aerial search for Space Shuttle Columbia debris in the Angelina National Forest near Broaddus.

    The low-level flight crash took the lives of two including Krenek and pilot Jules F. ``Buzz'' Mier Jr., 56. Injured in the accident were Matt Tschacher of South Dakota, a U.S. Forest Service employee; Richard Lange with the United Space Alliance at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and Ronnie Dale with NASA at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    A 26-year veteran of the Texas Forest Service, Krenek is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Michele Krenek of Pearland.

    The funeral was held March 30 at the First Assembly of God Family Church in Lufkin. Memorial Fund Contact and Address is :
    First Assembly of God Family Church
    Building Fund, 2021 S. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin 75902


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    Krenek, Charles

    Age: 48
    Rank: Fire Suppression and Mitigation Specialist/Aviation
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 03/27/2003
    Incident Time: 16:00
    Death Date: 03/27/2003

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Non-Fire Emergencies
    Activity Type: Search and Rescue
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Texas Forest Service
    PO Box 310
    Bobby R. Young
    Lufkin, Texas 75902

    Initial Summary:
    Helicopter Crash while he and his crew were doing an aerial search for Space Shuttle Columbia debris in East Texas.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    First Assembly of God Family Church Building Fund, 2021 S. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin 75902


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1398

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