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CA grounds air tankers after deadly YOSE Park crash

Postby rlown » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:56 am

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — California fire officials have grounded air tankers after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.

State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Alyssa Smith said Wednesday the agency normally does such a safety stand-down after a crash.

It was not clear how long the planes would be out of service.

The agency has about 22 S-2T air tankers. Smith said other aircraft are still available to assist with fires.

The crash on Tuesday killed a pilot whose name has not been released.


Full story at: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/29359 ... kers-after



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