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3 U.S. Firefighters Killed in Plane Crash While Battling Blazes in Australia

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2020
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Three American firefighters died on Thursday when their aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. The NSW Rural Fire Service said in a statement that “contact had been lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area” on Thursday. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the deaths in the state’s Snowy Monaro region. The plane was a C-130 Hercules, owned and operated by Coulson Aviation, a Canadian company that the RFS contracts to conduct firebombing in Australia. “It’s impacted...

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