On 23 January 2020, three American firefighters have died when a C-130 water tanker plane crashed near Snowy Mountains, Australia
ACT Emergency Services confirmed the large air tanker crashed while fighting a blaze near Cooma, north-east of the Snowy Mountains.
Coulson Aviation, the Canadian operator of the C-130 aircraft, had grounded its fleet on Thursday afternoon as a mark of respect for the victims and to reassess safety conditions.
Audio of a chilling call for help has emerged after a C130 air tanker crashed in the NSW Snowy Mountains, killing three US residents helping to fight bushfires https://t.co/wLzps2C6l5
— The Australian (@australian) January 23, 2020
— Richard Eves (@ImStormyKnight) January 23, 2020