Firefighting Canadair CL-215 Crashes Near Spanish Border. More...
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A Portuguese Canadair 'water-bomber' plane (EC-HET) has crashed today, killing the Portuguese pilot and critically injuring the Spanish co-pilot.
The tragedy happened mid-morning as the plane was taking part in aerial attacks on a fire in the Peneda-Gerês national park at Lindoso, Ponte da Barca.
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Compañía de Extinción General de Incendios (CEGISA) Canadair CL-215 (EC-HET, built 1974) crashed on a hillside while firefighting near Lobios, Ourense, Spain. Both pilots survived, one is in critical condition. @BrifLaza https://t.co/pf6holDEpt pic.twitter.com/4fu8GOWmrm
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Eleven aircraft are still tackling the blaze which is right on the border with Spain.
Explain reports this afternoon, the downed plane had just finished a 'scooping' (collection of roughly 5000 litres of water) and was...
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