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Forestry Plane Crashes

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KINSTON — May 12, 1996, 9:54 a.m. EDT

A firefighter died on his way to combat a blaze in an Onslow County forest Saturday.

Gerald Sundtrom was flying a small forestry service plane to the site of the fire when the craft went down shortly after take-off from Kinston.

Rescue crews rushed to the downed plane but were unable to save Sundtrom.

Sundtrom was from Edenton

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