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Fire bomber in forced landing

2012-02-06 19:51

Cape Town - A Dromader aircraft taking part in the water bombing of the veldfires raging in the Stanford area has made a forced landing just after take-off late this afternoon.

FFA Group spokesperson Evelyn Holtzhausen says the pilot walked away from the crash but was taken to hospital for observation.

The Dromader is one of five used for fire bombing in South Africa.

The FFA Group supplies helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to supplement aerial firefighting efforts.

A full Civil Aviation Authority investigation will take place.

Comments
  • trishawebbheywood - 2012-02-06 23:20

    Very very glad the pilot was okay. Those guys are precious.

  • John - 2012-02-06 23:49

    Glad he could walk away. but I have to give it to those guys... top pilots..

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