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C-130 Hercules lost in Australia

  • 23-01-2020 11:42am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭ TrailerBob

    Seeing the reports this morning of the loss of an aircraft carrying retardant fighting the bushfires. 3 Americans on board operating it.. tragedy on top of tragedy


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,718 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo

    Yep one of the Coulson C130 fleet.
    N134CG operated by Coulson Aircrane (USA).

    They have grounded the rest of their fleet including the 737.
    They have 3 737s in their fleet, but I think only two are flying.
    Not sure if both in Australia.

    And that is a big chunk of the Air tanker fleet now out of action.

    Not sure if they have their helis, including the NVG equipped S61s, in Australia and if they are grounded?