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Firefighter killed by a fallen tree, uprooted by a low flying Boeing 747 supertanker..

 
Φωτογραφία Kiriakos Tsakiridis
Firefighter killed by a fallen tree, uprooted by a low flying Boeing 747 supertanker..
από Kiriakos Tsakiridis - Τρίτη, 18 Σεπτέμβριος 2018, 12:20 μμ
 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

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On Monday, August 13, 2018, a firefighter from Utah was killed from by a broken tree top, after GSS Boeing 747-400 Supertanker flew too low and dropped thousands of gallons of aerial retardant on the area where he was helping battle California’s largest-ever wildfire.

The aircraft dropped retardant approximately 100 feet above the treetops at the accident site., The force of the retardant drop uprooted an 87-foot tall Douglas Fir with a 15-inch diameter at breast height. It fell on firefighters and caused fatal injuries. The drop also sheared an 89-foot tall, Douglas Fir tree at 29 feet above the base and hit a fire fighter who succumbed to his injuries.

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http://newsinflight.com/2018/09/15/firefighter-killed-by-a-fallen-tree-uprooted-by-a-low-flying-boeing-747-supertanker/