On July 29, 2016, pilot Larry Mills, along with flight paramedic Michelle Tarwater, and flight nurse Deborah Kroon were transporting a patient when the Cal-Ore Life Flight fixed wing aircraft crashed north of the Arcata Airport.
All lives on board were lost. Larry was a dedicated pilot with over 20 years of experience. He was quick to smile, and loved karate, animals, all things military, and playing his drums. He especially loved flying. He frequently said that his was the only job in the world where he could do his favorite things: fly and be of service to others.