Aviation

747 SuperTanker Arrives in Chile

Global SuperTanker arrives in Santiago and prepares to fight wildfires SANTIAGO, Chile (Tele13) – Este miércoles alrededor de las 07:00, aterrizó en Santiago la aeronave Super Tanker que ayudará a combatir los incendios forestales que afectan a varias zonas del ...

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Helicopter Crews Say Tennessee Wildfires Were War

You’re flying into places where you can barely see because of the smoke   STEVE AHILLEN, USA TODAY NETWORK You’re piloting a Black Hawk helicopter through the smoke choking the sky over Gatlinburg, a city consumed in fire. Your co-pilot ...

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U.S. Supertanker Responds to Wildfires in Israel

Wildfires rage across Israel burning homes and causing evacuations   JERUSALEM (AP) — Fires raged in several locations across Israel for a fifth day Saturday, including in a Jewish West Bank settlement where 40 homes were burned and all 1,000-plus ...

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Washington Firefighters Beg Hobbyists to Keep Drones Away from Wildfires

Drones were spotted over the Deep North Fire and the Cox Valley Fire CHAD SOKOL, Spokesman Review The Deep North fire was about 30 percent contained as of Friday afternoon. Crews had stopped it from spreading downhill toward homes and ...

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Forest Service Hotshot Laid to Rest

Memorial service held for hotshot killed fighting Nevada wildfire MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Hotshot firefighting crews lined a lane in Missoula on Saturday to honor a U.S. Forest Service firefighter who was killed battling a wildfire in Great Basin National ...

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Interior Department Launches National Drone Interference System

Feds start pilot program using smartphone apps to alert fliers of restrictions KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires has launched, federal ...

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Russian Wildfire Tanker Crashes during Forest Fire

Crew of 10 were killed when their Il-76 went down in Irkutsk   MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Emergencies Ministry says one of its firefighting planes with a crew of 10 is missing in Siberia. The ministry said the Il-76 plane ...

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