3 Americans firefighters were killed fighting Australia Bush fires. #Australia. #worldnews.


a c-130 Hercules plane from the New
South Wales Fire Service dropping fire retardant to protect a property during
an operation to douse bushfires in penrose Australia On January 10th 2020 a
plane helping battle wildfires in Australia crashed in New South Wales
state Thursday killing three American firefighters officials said
the c-130 Hercules firefighting aircraft which officials said was from Colson of
privat aviation American company contracted by the Rural Fire Service
crashed in the snowy Manero area the Rural Fire Service lost contact with the
air tanker around 1:30 p.m. initial reports are that there was a large
fireball associated with the impact of the plane as it hit the ground Rural
Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said at a news conference
unfortunately all we’ve been able to do is locate the wreckage in the crash site
we have not been able to locate any survivors Colson aviation USA ain’t
confirmed the three deaths in a statement saying it lost contact with
one of its large air tankers in southern New South Wales it said an accident
response team had been activated the Australian Transport Safety Bureau will
also deploy a team to investigate the crash the agency said the c-130 left
Richmond in New South Wales with a load of retardant and was on a fire bombing
mission Coulson said the identities of those killed have not been released
Fitzsimmons said the victims were known among local firefighters as well as US
firefighters helping crews fight the wildfires our hearts are with all of
those who are suffering what is the loss of three remarkable well-respected crew
that have invested so many decades of their life into firefighting and fire
management Fitzsimmons said Colson aviation grounded its large air tankers
as a standard precaution following the crash he said noting that the company
has worked with New South Wales for years and has a long and respected
reputation fighting wildfires Australian prime minister Scott Morrison tweeted
that he was deeply saddened by the death my deepest condolences to the loved ones
friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives such a terrible tragedy
he wrote Australia is battling massive brush fire
that have killed dozens of people and destroyed more than 2,500 homes please
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