Trooper First Class Charles S. Rathell

Charles S. Rathell End of Watch: 9/18/1973
Age: 27
Years of Service: 5
Cause of Death: Aircraft Accident
National Memorial Panel: 42-E: 11

​While on traffic patrol in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter, the craft crashed while the crewmen were attempting an emergency landing. The crash reportedly was caused by engine failure. Occurred in Beltsville near Muirkirk Road and U.S. RT 1.​


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