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Pilot killed while fighting wildfire near Estes Park, ColoradoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The pilot killed in a plane crash near Estes Park while battling the Kruger Rock fire has been identified as Marc Thor Olson, according to Colorado Fire Aviation, the company that owned the aircraft. The plane Olson was piloting went down near the south end of Hermit Park just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. “The CO Fire Aviation family is deeply saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of one of our brothers serving as a tanker pilot,” officials said in a statement on Facebook. Olson was described as …

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