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Australia Waterbombing aircraft arrives from US to help combat fire crisis

04:31  18 january  2020
04:31  18 january  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Aerial firefighting is the use of aircraft and other aerial resources to combat wildfires. The types of aircraft used include fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Firefighters on the ground assisted by numerous waterbombing aircraft held the fire south of the motorway and prevented any property losses, containing the fire Firefighters undertook backburning around the town whilst helicopters and fixed wing aircraft worked to control the spread of the fire .

A water-bombing aircraft has arrived from the United States to help combat Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis, which has now burnt out almost 11 million hectares.

An Erickson Aero MD 87 has touched down at Adelaide's RAAF Base at Edinburgh, bringing with it the ability to drop more than 11,000 litres of fire retardant in a matter of seconds.

It's the first of four water-bombing aircraft coming from the US to help with the firefight. Three more will soon be spread across Sydney, Canberra and Perth, with another MD 87 and two McDonnell Douglas DC-10s arriving soon.

Waterbombing chopper crashes into NSW dam

  Waterbombing chopper crashes into NSW dam A contract helicopter working for the NSW Rural Fire Service has crashed into a dam while helping fight fires on the Far South Coast. © AAP The waterbombing aircraft, tasked to the Clyde Mountain fire, ditched into Ben Boyd Reservoir in the Ben Boyd National Park at Edrom just after 4pm today.The pilot was able to free himself from the wreckage but the aircraft remains submerged.Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency Ambulance crews are currently assisting.More to come.

Waterbombing on WN Network delivers the latest Videos and Editable pages for News & Events, including Entertainment, Music, Sports, Science and more, Sign up and share your Air attack is an industry term used for the actual application of aerial resources, both fixed-wing and rotorcraft, on a fire .

day of the fire crisis since its start — Australia deployed military ships and aircraft to help victims Wales alone, with additional help arriving from the United States , Canada and New Zealand . “ Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: A waterbombing aircraft has arrived from the United States to help combat Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis. © 9News A waterbombing aircraft has arrived from the United States to help combat Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis.

The DC-10s can drop a whopping 35,600 litres of water, more than three times that of the MD 87s.

"These aircraft have the capability to deploy across Australia, providing infrastructure protection and laying retardant lines to limit the spread of the fires," Stuart Ellis, CEO of the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services, said.

a large airplane flying high up in the air: An Erickson Aero MD 87 has touched down at Adelaide's RAAF Base at Edinburgh, bringing with it the ability to drop more than 11,000 litres of fire retardant in a matter of seconds. © 9News An Erickson Aero MD 87 has touched down at Adelaide's RAAF Base at Edinburgh, bringing with it the ability to drop more than 11,000 litres of fire retardant in a matter of seconds.

The arrival of the large air-tankers will increase Australia's fleet to 11.

Each of the American aircraft will be on Australian soil for at least 50 days.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news plus RFS and CFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

C-130 large air tanker crash hurts NSW bushfire fight, but RFS says it will 'adapt' .
Firefighting capabilities will be hampered in the short-term across NSW after the tragic Hercules air tanker crash yesterday, but the Rural Fire Service says they have enough backup to fill the cracks.A Lockheed C-130 Hercules working in the Snowy Monaro area came down around 2:00pm yesterday, killing three US aerial firefighting specialists.

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