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(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are identifying the pilot who was killed in a crash near Mt. Hood while fighting the White River Fire.  Officials say 40-year-old Thomas Duffy of Bozeman, Montana was working for a private company that was contracted to fight the fire.  Duffy was flying a Type 1 K-MAX helicopter doing water drops when the crash happened.  Duffy was also a search and rescue pilot for the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office in Montana.  The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.

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