Nevada firefighting planes collide midair; both pilots dead

Nevada firefighting planes collide midair; both pilots dead

Two pilots were killed Thursday when their air tankers collided mid-air as they were helping to fight a large wildfire in southern Nevada. The single engine Air Tractor AT8T aircraft were fighting the Bishop Fire near Caliente when the crash happened. Caliente is located approximately 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Each plane had only a single pilot aboard. A recovery effort is underway.

KCooper
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Very tragic. I can imagine visibility and communication were somewhat low. Very sad. Condolences to the family and coworkers.

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