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Operation Conducted For, Table III

TABLE III Operation Conducted For

State

Hunters-

Fishermen

Aircraft

Climbers

Other



Arizona

0

0

5

11



California

33

0

17

35



Colorado

2

1

30

14



Montana

0

0

0

3



Oregon

4

1

4

11



Washington

7

10

19

14



Wyoming

0

0

3

0



TOTAL

46

12

78

88



Initial inquiry indicates that the bulk of “other” are hikers, and the reporting form will be revised to determine this. The vast amount of man-days expended in search efforts for missing aircraft is partially indicated by a comparison of man-days in Table I with number of aircraft operations shown in the above table. Proportionally more man-days are involved in downed-aircraft searches than in other types of search and rescue operations.