Aviation

Fire Blackens Thousands of Acres in Nebraska

Crop-duster used to drop water     NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Crews and vehicles from 14 departments and a crop-dusting plane kept a brush fire from destroying any structures or injuring anyone in western Nebraska’s Lincoln County, authorities said. ...

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Preliminary Report Released on C-130 Tanker Crash in Australia

American crew killed in crash on January 23, 2020     Australian Transport Safety Bureau The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the collision with terrain of a Lockheed C-130 large air ...

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New Jersey Fire Straddles Forest, National Recreation Area

Difficult terrain hampers fire crews     HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies battled a forest fire for a second day early Monday in a popular hiking area near the Pennsylvania border. The fire ...

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Bodies of American Tanker Crew Recovered from Australia Wildfire Crash

Bodies and voice recorder retrieved     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire ...

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Australia Works to Recover Bodies of American Tanker Crew

Canadian-based company identifies C-130 crew     SYDNEY (AP) — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators ...

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Americans Killed in Aerial Tanker Crash in Australia

Crew of three dead while battling wildfire     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New ...

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Salmon Heli-Rappellers 2019

Idaho group’s wildfire season     Salmon Heli-Rappellers – Salmon Heli-Rappellers Short video of what we’ve been up to this summer Check out our website for more info www.salmonhelirappellers.com

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Fire Continues to Burn at North Carolina’s Cold Mountain

Wildfire continues despite weekend rain     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to monitor a fire at North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain. U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday that a wildfire continues to burn at the iconic mountain ...

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Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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A Look Back: Woolsey Fire Rescue

A look back at a wildfire rescue     The video was recorded Nov. 9 as LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith battled the Woolsey Fire, which was raging through the Santa Monica Mountains toward Malibu. Video: ...

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