Tag: Wildfire

RFS B737 AND C-130 AIR TANKERS HAVE BEEN SENT ON MORE THAN 600 MISSIONS IN AUSTRALIA THIS BUSHFIRE SEASON – A FIREFIGHTER’S STORY

RFS Boeing-737 sent on more than 600 missions in Australia this bushfire seasonin Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – One of the lasting images of this season’s firefighting effort in Australia unfortunately has been the crash this week of an American C-130 Hercules Air Tanker on Thursday January 23, killing all 3 crew members. These brave men were doing their job – battling the Australian bushfires for the NSW Rural Fire

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AMERICAN C-130 AIR TANKER CREW IDENTIFIED AND HONORED IN AUSTRALIA

Coulson C-130 Air Tanker crew honored

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Flags were flying at half-staff today across the state of New South Wales, in honor of the 3 American firefighters who were tragically killed yesterday. Coulson Aviation and the Australian media have released the victims’ names today: Captain Ian H. McBeth (44), First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson (42) and Flight Engineer Rick

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AMERICAN C-130 FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN AUSTRALIA KILLING 3 PEOPLE

C-130 Firefighting Aircraft crashed in Australia killing 3 people

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – While Australia was hoping the worst part of the bushfires was over, a new tragedy occured today when a C-130 Hercules firefighting aircraft crashed, while battling the bushfires in New South Wales, killing 3 American crew members onboard. The aircraft was leased from an American company – Coulson Aviation USA. The Lockheed

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FIREFIGHTING BOEING 747 SUPERTANKER JOINS BATTLE AGAINST AMAZON WILDFIRES

B747 Supertanker battling wildfires

SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA – The American Boeing 747 Supertanker was filmed dropping water on wildfires in Bolivia’s department of Santa Cruz on Friday. A record number of fires have been raging through the Amazon rainforest most of which is located in Brazil, but the fires also stretches into Bolivia and several other countries. The aircraft

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RUSSIAN AF IL-76s BATTLE TO CONTAIN THE BLAZES OF WILDFIRES IN SIBERIA

Russian IL-76s battle to contain the blazes in Siberia

SIBERIA, RUSSIA – Wildfires in Siberia are common. But this summer unusually hot weather, dry thunderstorms and strong winds have combined to spark an emergency. More than 2.5 million hectares of forest are on fire throughout several regions in Siberia. A state of emergency has been declared in the five hardest-hit regions of Siberia. Last

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