Lisa L. Netsch

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USFS
Deceased
June 21, 1995

Netsch.Lisa_Photo RESIZEDAn accomplished and courageous aviator, Lisa Netsch inspired all those who knew her.  With a degree in aeronautical engineering, she held a flight instructor license and taught aerobatics in her free time.  She eventually became an aerial firefighter and flew as a co=pilot in a tanker, which engaged in aerial fire fighting operations all over the state.  After dropping fire retardant on a fire near Anza-Borego State park, her tanker collided with a Beechcraft Baron operated by the USFS.  She, alongside Gary Cockrell and Michael Smith, perished from the collision.

 

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