DANIEL LAIRD

DANIEL LAIRD

U.S. Forest Service Helitack Captain Daniel Laird, 41, was killed March 27th when his helicopter went down while assisting with a controlled burn in Texas.

Captain Laird was piloting a helicopter helping with an aerial delivered prescribed burn in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas when the crash occurred. He passed away from the injuries he sustained in the crash. Other crew members sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Laird was based out of Nevada City, CA and lived in Yuba City. He was a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and is survived by his wife and 10 year old daughter.