Wildfire Helicopter Crashes During Water Refill in Australia

Aircrane crashed into a reservoir during wildfire

 

(Nine News Australia)

 

Nine News Australia – The aircraft plunged into the dam in Jericho, about 3 hours east of Melbourne, about 7.15pm yesterday. Join Nine News for the latest in news and events that affect you in your local city, as well as news from across Australia and the world.

Aviation Safety Network:
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221210

Additional:
Aircrane firefighting helicopter was ‘performing normally’ before crashing into Gippsland dam, ABC
Erickson Aircranes Grounded in Australia after Victorian Crash, Australian Aviation
Water bombing chopper crashes into dam in Victoria, news.com.au

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