Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8, N9582M: Fatal accident occurred August 13, 2022 in Page, Arizona

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22FA303

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances into Lake Powell. 

American Aviation Inc

Date: 13-AUG-22
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N9582M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 207
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1 Minor Injuries
Pax: 2 Fatal, 3 Serious Injuries, 1 Minor Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 136

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Aviat A-1A Husky, N26HV: Fatal accident occurred August 15, 2022 at Johnson Creek Airport (3U2), Yellow Pine, Valley County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances and came to rest in a creek at the north end of the airport. 

Hotel Victor LLC
Date: 15-AUG-22
Time: 17:20:00Z
Regis#: N26HV
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A-1A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: IDAHO

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Many fond memories shared of firefighter Daniel Harro, brother Mark, who died in the plane crash.

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Hundreds gathered at Hayden Homes Amphitheater Sunday morning to honor, remember, mourn and share funny, sweet and touching memories and speak of the lasting impacts of two Bend twin brothers – one a firefighter – who lost their lives in the Idaho crash of their small plane nearly two weeks ago.

As befitting the loss of a member of the firefighter family, a procession of bagpipers and drummers began and ended the celebration of life on a sunny, pleasant late-summer Sunday.

In between came so many stories of firefighter Engineer Daniel Harro and his twin brother, Mark – of their outdoor adventures, drive to improve their skills, committed relationships and passionate, devoted ways -- that even those who didn’t know them, or know them well, couldn’t help but leave impressed by the impact they had on so many.

The Harro brothers, 38, were born in Soldotna, Alaska – Mark “older by a few minutes,” related Bend Fire Chief Todd Riley, who became personal friends with Daniel and his wife, Elisif.

When the crowd was asked who among them felt the brothers were a close friend, few failed to raise their hand. “That is what I’d call impact,” Riley said.

“Daniel did not take life for granted,” he said of the man who was due for promotion to captain in December, sharing how despite a sarcastic sense of humor, Daniel would “see the positive in every situation.”

Due to time constraints, Brad Carver, who ran the bike shop in Soldotna, shared just a bit of a few of the stories he prefers to tell at length about the twins' young shenanigans and continued friendship. He said he’s about to turn in the keys to the bike shop, after 30 years, and will “try to life the life Mark and Daniel lived. As Daniel would say, ‘Peace out.’”

Mark’s wife, Kelly, spoke of their love and lives as best friends over a dozen years, since that day he was “asking me to be his camping buddy for life.” She said the art they made together was more successful than what they did on their own: “Our skills complemented each other – Mark built, I designed.”

One of the many friends on hand said the brothers were “likely the best friends you’ll ever have in your life – adventuresome, wild boys who grow up into still wild, but wonderful men.”

Tim Reardon of Bend Fire said Daniel was on the Special Operations Rescue Team, “always looking for ways to make us better.” And he, like many, spoke of his charismatic personality and “dry, quirky sense of humor. His laugh was infectious, and he made coming to work fun.”

Not to mention all the times he and others would join the brothers for skate skiing from Mt. Bachelor or Meissner Sno-Park, as they came down the hill whooping it up, often literally, Daniel calling each day's adventures the “best day ever.”

Several shared their favorite “Harro-isms,” such as Daniel’s simple answer, when asked how great a day it was: “All-time.”

Daniel’s wife, Elisif, smiled widely through the tears as she spoke of how “Daniel exuded joy. He left his mark for positivity and enthusiasm, ‘stoke level.’ It was rare he wouldn't call each day ‘the best day ever,’ and mean it wholeheartedly.”

“People gravitated toward Daniel,” she said. “One reason was that he was always so present and genuine. He made you feel that you mattered. I can’t say how many people have come up to me and said he was like a brother to them.”

While Daniel “never lost the ability to exhibit child-like playfulness,” Elisif said he also “repaired every neighbor’s appliances” and loved to read off all the bargains from the latest WinCo shopping run.

She also recalled how he’d say: “That hill’s not gonna climb himself.” And she told how the two of them flew into Idaho’s backcountry for a special camping trip.

“He helped me stand on so many mountains,” Elisif Harro said. “We packed so many lifetimes into one, that ended far too soon. Daniel didn’t wait for life to happen. He had dreams, and he made them come true.”

She also recalled – first noting how some might think it macabre to bring it up, though she clearly did not – that one of the things he’d say is: “Sleep when you’re dead.”

“He didn’t waste one second of his precious life,” Elisif said, still smiling through the tears.

Then came a slide show of family photos, others with fellow firefighters, the many outdoor adventures – and yes, one of the two smiling brothers flying in that Husky plane, joined by Daniel’s happy dog, Cinder, who survived the crash that claimed them.

The traditional fire service ceremony ended the event – the symbolic ringing of the “end of duty” service bell, the flags presented to the families and the bagpipers playing – of course – Amazing Grace.

In their public invitation to Sunday's memorial, Bend Fire said two GoFundMe accounts have been established to help support the families with expenses. They are at https://www.gofundme.com/f/daniel-harro and https://www.gofundme.com/f/mark-harro.

There are also online memorials for the brothers, where visitors can share encouraging words, memories, and photos for the families. Visit https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/DanielHarro/ to visit Daniel Harro’s memorial page and https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/MarkHarro/ to visit Mark Harro’s page. 

Twin brothers Mark Harro (center) and Daniel Harro (right)

 Daniel Harro, Cinder, and Mark Harro

Daniel Harro

Cinder's story is quite frankly the biggest miracle. She's receiving medical care in Idaho after surviving a plane crash ... one that took the life of our dearest friend Daniel and his twin brother Mark on August 15th. She was presumed to have not survived but was found at the crash site. Her vet bills are mounting, and we want to do anything possible to help alleviate any stress for Elisif during this horrible time. Please consider donating.

BEND, Oregon (KTVZ) -- A Bend firefighter and his twin brother were killed Monday morning in the crash of a small plane at an airport in Yellow Pine, Idaho, the agency and federal investigators announced.

Bend Fire & Rescue Engineer Daniel Harro, 38, was killed in the crash, Bend Fire officials said. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is under investigation by local authorities, they said.  

Harro and his twin brother, Mark, also a Bend resident, were returning to Bend from a backcountry camping trip near McCall, Idaho. Both men were killed, fire officials said.

Daniel was the plane’s pilot and an avid flight enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Elisif.

The crash of the Aviat A-1A Husky occurred around 11:20 a.m. local (Mountain) time at the Johnson Creek Airport in Yellow Pine, Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Specialist Steve Kulm said.

Yellow Pine is a small town of about 30 residents east of McCall and about 200 miles east-northeast of Bend.

The plane, which received its airworthiness certificate in 1998, was registered to Hotel Victor LLC in Bend, FAA records showed.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, with the NTSB in charge of the investigation.

“This is a devastating loss for our family.” said Bend Fire Chief Todd Riley. “Daniel was well-loved and well-respected by everyone who worked with him. We will miss his presence every day.” 

Harro, who had previously worked for the Scappoose Fire Department, began his career with Bend Fire on Jan. 13, 2014 as a firefighter/paramedic.

"Daniel quickly established himself as a proven leader, and became heavily involved with the Bend Fire & Rescue specialty Rescue Team as well as serving on the Bend Professional Firefighter’s Local 227 Executive Board," Bend Fire said in a news release, which continues below:

A strong paramedic, Harro worked with department administrators and physician advisors to assist in the updating of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) protocols, maintaining Bend Fire & Rescue as a top-level provider of emergency medical services in the state of Oregon.

The Bend Fire Department family is shocked and heartbroken by this tragedy. Bend Fire & Rescue administrative staff and Local 227 representatives are coordinating active member honor services for Engineer Harro with the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Harro family. 

NewsChannel 21's Noah Chast has reached out to family, friends and colleagues of the Harro brothers and will have an update tonight on NewsChannel 21.

If you were close to Daniel or Mark and would like to share your experiences with them, feel free to reach out to Chast at noah.chast@ktvz.com.