Air tanker crash in France

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Air tanker crash, France
Air tanker crash, France
Air tanker crash in France, October 8, 2011. Photo LCI

An air tanker crashed in France Saturday while it was fighting a wildfire about 18 miles northeast of Beziers. (map)  The aircraft crashed at around 11:15 a.m. while it was making a drop, apparently driven to the ground by a strong gust of wind, according to reports. The pilot walked away with a head wound and the air tanker partially burned. The main fire consumed about 370 acres.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.