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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

C-130 MODULAR AIRBORNE FIREFIGHTING SYSTEM FLEET RESUMES OPERATIONS



Photo:  C130 Aircraft Fighting Wildfire.  Credit:  U.S. Air Force.
FROM:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
From a U.S. Northern Command News Release
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., July 3, 2012 – The military’s C-130 Modular Airborne Fire-Fighting System fleet will resume operations today to support the National Interagency Fire Center and its firefighters battling wildfires in several states, U.S. Northern Command officials said.
Operational flying was suspended yesterday to review flying and safety procedures after the July 1 crash of a MAFFS C-130 while fighting South Dakota's White Draw Fire. An official investigation into the crash is ongoing.