A fire has destroyed a large fish factory and aircraft hanger in Haast, New Zealand. Helicopters with monsoon buckets were called in to assist the local fire station with the fire, which involved putting out other helicopters. The building housed aircraft, fishing machinery and bulk chemical storage which presented multiple issues for the arriving crews.
Watch as a helicopter conducting firefighting operations in Portugal finishes a refill and strikes power lines on the way back to the fireground. It’s hard to see in the video, but apparently the lines dropped close to the people in the boat.
From US Army to firefighting machine, here is the making of Helitack 260 – painted in Timberline Helicopter’s custom built painting facility in Sandpoint, Idaho.
“Saturday 17/12/2016 at 10:43, the crew of Fire & Rescue NSW Bundeena 080 station were called to a Helicopter crash in the Royal National Park near Jibbon Hill. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched out...