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Coulson C-130 Tanker Crashes in Australia, 3 Lost
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:21:29 AM »
The aircraft involved is C-130 N134CG. My thoughts and prayers are with the crew and their families. 

"Earlier this afternoon, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it had "lost contact" with a Lockheed C-130 Hercules being used in water bombing operations in the Snowy Monaro area.

Firefighters, emergency services and military personnel launched a search and rescue operation and located the wreckage.

However, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said all the crew members were "tragically" killed.

"[The aircraft] impacted heavily with the ground and initial reports are that there was a large fireball associated with the impact of the plane as it hit the ground," he said.

Commissioner Fitzsimmons said there was no indication on what caused the accident, but the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) was working to determine what happened.

The C-130 was contracted through American aerial firefighting company Coulson Aviation (USA)."

From:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-23/nsw-rfs-air-tanker-crashes-near-numeralla-bushfire/11893554?pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0iR-AIS7WRUITI9uOQNu2EKYb19YR5rhH4WpS-Khfw15cK-2bsb1NTTZ0
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Re: Coulson C-130 Tanker Crashes in Australia, 3 Lost
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 05:23:33 AM »
"The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirms three people have died after a C-130 heavy air tanker owned by Coulson Aviation crashed in Australia this afternoon.

The aircraft was deployed to fires in the Snowy Mountains. They lost contact with the machine and the flight tracker stopped. “There’s no indication at this time what caused the accident,” NSW RFS commission Shane Fitzsimmons said in a press conference tonight."


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https://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/b-c-based-coulson-aviation-c-130-crashes-in-australia/


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Re: Coulson C-130 Tanker Crashes in Australia, 3 Lost
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 05:41:59 AM »
Coulson Aviation Media Release:

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Re: Coulson C-130 Tanker Crashes in Australia, 3 Lost
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Re: Coulson C-130 Tanker Crashes in Australia, 3 Lost
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 08:37:08 PM »
Coulson has released the names of the crew lost...
Clear skies and tailwinds gentlemen...
RIP...

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