A Boeing 747 air tanker crashed Monday afternoon whereas struggling with a wildfire on Western Australia’s southern creep, per the native media outlet WAtoday.
The Boeing 737 Fireliner Nationwide Gargantuan Air Tanker crashed round 4: 15 PM native time attain Fitzgerald River Nationwide Park. The plane become interested by firefighting efforts on the time of the shatter.
Each pilots survived the shatter and beget been rescued by a transient-response helicopter crew.
“The two pilots on board beget been retrieved from the shatter area by helicopter and airlifted to Ravensthorpe Airport,” WA Police acknowledged Monday evening.
“Each survived the shatter with minor accidents and beget been conveyed to medical establishment through St John WA.”
The 737 took off from Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport round 3: 30 PM native time.
Here is the place the plane crashed, per flight monitoring information.
A Coulson Aviation Boeing 737-300 N619SW crashed whereas struggling with a wildfire in southeastern Australia. Each pilots survived the shatter and beget been airlifted to a medical establishment.
Here is the 2nd shatter of a Coulson plane in Australia in three years, after a Hercules crashed in 2020. pic.twitter.com/AC9U7NT6hm
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Australian Transport Security Bureau will quickly examine what precipitated the plane to come back down.