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Emergency use potential for Backcountry Airstrips

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Emergency Use Reports

Emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion over the Wurtz Montana airstrip by a fire spotter.

What value does a backcountry airstrip have in an emergency situation?

Here are links to several categories of actual emergency uses of backcountry airstrips in the west. Along with these reports are accounts of sabotage to backcountry airstrips by individuals or groups opposed to their existence. These reports are documented here future reference when needed. If you learn of any new incidents please contact the RAF webmaster .

Emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion over the Wurtz Montana airstrip by a fire spotter.