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Old 1st April 2021, 10:56 AM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default Australian Fire Fighting Boeing 737 Damaged In Hangar Collision

Australian Fire Fighting Boeing 737 Damaged In Hangar Collision

A Boeing 737-300 water bomber aircraft on lease to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service suffered extensive nose damage on Tuesday after crashing into a hangar door. The plane is part of a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that help fight wildfires across New South Wales and Australia.

According to a SkyNews report, the Boeing 737-300 Marie Bashir (registration N138CG), was taxiing across the apron at RAAF Richmond outside Sydney when the incident occurred. The aircraft hit a hangar door, damaging the nose and an engine. There were no injuries. But pictures of the damaged plane on social media do suggest extensive nose damage.

“The aircraft has rolled into a hangar, sustaining damage to the aircraft and the building,‘ a Rural Fire Service spokesperson told Simple Flying.

Along with a Cessna Citation bird-dog, N138CG is one of two Boeing 737-300 water bombers contracted to the New South Wales Rural Firefighting Service by Coulson Aviation. Coulson is providing the aircraft, crews, and maintenance services under a 10-year contract. The Cessna Citation and the Boeings work as a team. The smaller plane flies in first to get a handle on the nature and scope of the wildfire, radioing that information back to a nearby orbiting Boeing.
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Old 1st April 2021, 11:28 AM
Erik H. Bakke Erik H. Bakke is offline
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And the Daily Telegraph managed to create a headline about "Plane crash" and how an RFS plane had crashed at Richmond.

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