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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2020, 12:47:19 AM »
Another very bad day on the fire grounds. Fire fighting plane crew and plane lost on fire fighting duties in Australia.
Condolences to the relatives/ families of those associated.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-23/nsw-rfs-air-tanker-crashes-near-numeralla-bushfire/11893554?pfmredir=sm

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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2020, 01:28:51 AM »
WOW!  very sad.  I have great respect for the folks that put them selves out there.
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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2020, 04:15:30 AM »
Likely an American crew that went down. It was a C130 flown in from the US to help out.  :'(
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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2020, 12:05:49 PM »
Yes, three American crew members in a Canadian C130 configured as a bomber. I worked in the helicopter industry, it is very dangerous work on the firelines. I knew people that were lost. :'(
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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2020, 03:41:24 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2020, 04:22:01 PM »
My heart stopped when I saw the headline on BBC - a son-in-law pilots a RCAF C130, and my other SIL is air attack coordinator on duty in W Aus. for the past week. 
It strikes close to home when the details overlay like that! 

Sincere condolences to the friends and families of the three American crew that lost their lives.
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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2020, 10:01:39 PM »
I see the Coulson crews are back flying in Australia, Some big fires around Canberra in recent days.
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Extended video of the Nowra (Australian Airforce base with F-18s?)  forest fire incident. Urban (town) specification fire trucks sent to a rural area and get caught in burning high timber. Brakes? lock on in the heat of 2 of the trucks. Urban trucks also lack the external water spray, falling tree protection of the modern spec rural fire trucks. 

 https://www.smh.com.au/national/investigation-launched-into-near-death-experience-of-eight-firefighters-stranded-in-nowra-inferno-20200203-p53xei.html

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New Zealand logging crews benched for the summer. (So much of the logging is log exports to China).
Fire risk is getting up too.
Notice the headline title from the weevil words nz media.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119236860/coronavirus-strikes-logging-crews-across-new-zealand



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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2020, 10:27:58 PM »
I read today that heavy rains have knocked down a number of the fires. Hope that gives them some breathing space.
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Re: Best wishes to all our colleagues Down Under
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2020, 12:10:09 PM »
It appears about 1/3 of the fires are out, but flooding is now an issue in some areas.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51409551

But as others have stated, the lose of wildlife and property will have a lasting effect on the country.
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