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Plane Crashes At Yosemite National Park During Fight Against Dog Rock Fire

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5:45 p.m. UPDATE: The plane is confirmed to be a Grumman S2 Tracker tanker. 5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant has confirmed it was a Cal Fire tanker that went down. We will be speaking live with Berlant on the CBS13 News at 6. (sacramento.cbslocal.com) More...

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dougselectric
dougselectric 4
As a first responder myself, Its dangerous business we are in. So sad to read about this.R.I.P.
ericwerner
Eric Werner 1
HERO R.I.P
cactus1549
My thoughts and prayers go to the family of the piolts
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
Flight ban lifted. Just had 11 assorted aircraft fly over my house to get retardant.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Trying to verify stand-down lifted. No luck, so far.
A report on Yahoo Airtankers group reported yesterday:

"McClellan Reload Base was opened this afternoon at around 17:15 local for
use on the Applegate Incident in Placer County CA. I caught Tankers #07,
#160, and #911 as they reloaded for the fire.


McBill"
snowboss
Very sad, R.I.P.
jimnbubba
James Gibson 1
This was a one pilot operation ?
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
boeller731
Pete Boeller 1
Some of the bravest pilots flying incredibly dangerous work. RIP Sir.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
All of CalFire's S-2s are on standdown because of the crash. Feds have diverted up to 13 tankers to cover. Bad time to lose the fleet.

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joelwiley
joel wiley 2
It was one of CalFire's S-2 birds.
Condolences to the family.

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