Tag Archives: Aviation

Wind Fuels Two Wildfires Outside of Tucson

Two wildfires in Oro Valley     ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters were battling two separate wildfires Monday in a mountainous area outside of Tucson. Authorities in the town of Oro Valley said crews made slight progress on a ...

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NTSB Ask Helicopter Manufacturers to Install ‘Black Boxes’

Board makes direct appeal after FAA fails to act     By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause ...

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Firefighters Injured in Crash Responding to California Helicopter Crash

Three hurt in apparatus rollover     Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility’s power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside ...

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Four Injured in Alaska Division of Forestry Plane Crash

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna     Alaska Division of Forestry All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 150 Homes in Small Arizona Town

At least 55 acres burning in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by ...

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Containment of Wildfire Near Phoenix at 50%

The latest on the East Desert Fire     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation ...

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Abandoned Campfire Causes Colorado Wildfire

Parsnip Fire was discovered on Monday     SILVERTHORNE, Colorado – The Sopris Sun reports that 15 firefighters and a helicopter contained the spread of a wildfire caused by an abandoned campfire in the White River National Forest. The Parsnip ...

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Firefighters Work to Contain North Carolina Wildfires

Helicopters and tankers made multiple water drops     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters kept working on Saturday to slow the spread of western North Carolina wildfires that have spread due to high winds, the U.S. Forest Service said. A ...

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Videos: Thousands of Rental Cars Destroyed in Fire Near Florida Airport

Massive fire in Lee County, Florida   FORT MYERS, Florida  –  A large fire destroyed thousands of vehicles at a rental car overflow area at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Lee County on Friday, according to CBS Miami. Firefighters ...

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Playing with Fire

Behind the scenes with smokejumpers     U.S. Forest Service – A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest ground.

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