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  • RFS investigating reports of Large Air Tanker crash in southern NSW

    The ABC understands a Large Air Tanker has crashed while fighting a blaze in southern NSW.

    In a statement, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said "contact had been lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area".

    "Local ground crews indicate the aircraft may have crashed," the statement said.

    "A number of helicopters are in the area carrying out a search.

    "No further information is available at this time."

    There is an emergency warning in place for a blaze burning towards Adaminaby, in the Snowy Monaro region.

    A massive grass fire also forced Canberra Airport to cancel all incoming and outgoing flights.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...hfire/11893554

    PHOTO: The plane the RFS lost contact with was a C-130 Hercules, like this one. (Facebook: NSW RFS) Click image for larger version

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    Originally posted by ErezS View Post
    The ABC understands a Large Air Tanker has crashed while fighting a blaze in southern NSW.

    In a statement, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said "contact had been lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area".

    "Local ground crews indicate the aircraft may have crashed," the statement said.

    "A number of helicopters are in the area carrying out a search.

    "No further information is available at this time."

    There is an emergency warning in place for a blaze burning towards Adaminaby, in the Snowy Monaro region.

    A massive grass fire also forced Canberra Airport to cancel all incoming and outgoing flights.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...hfire/11893554

    PHOTO: The plane the RFS lost contact with was a C-130 Hercules, like this one. (Facebook: NSW RFS) Click image for larger version

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    Local reports here in Australia suggest it's Coulson's N134CG

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      Confirmed 3 dead.

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