MAFFS Equipped C-130 Crashes in South Dakota

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July 2, 2012 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

At approximately 6 P.M. MDT, a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped C-130 aircraft supporting fire fighting missions crashed in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The aircraft was supporting the efforts against the White Draw Fire.

The cause of the crash is not known and the incident is under investigation. There are no details on the status of the aircrew available at this time.

MAFFS is a joint DoD and U.S. Forest Service program designed to provide additional aerial firefighting resources when commercial and private airtankers are no longer able to meet the needs of the Forest Service.

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