SD gov. confirms 2nd death in wildfire plane crash
PIERRE, SD (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has confirmed a second death in the weekend crash of an Air Force tanker based in North Carolina that was helping fight a wildfire in the Black Hills.
Daugaard’s statement Tuesday did not identify the second victim. The family of Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal of Mooresville identified him as a victim on Monday.
The C-130 from an Air National Guard wing based in Charlotte was carrying a crew of six when it crashed Sunday evening while battling the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, in southwest South Dakota, that now encompasses nearly eight square miles.
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