Monday, 12 August 2013

Car crash fire water-bombed!

Car Crash Water-bombed

How cool is this. Overkill, but cool

Canadair CL-415 "Super cooper" water bomber aircraft are not only used to support ground firefighting activities in case of forest fires.

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The “Superscooper” planes can be extremely useful when you need to extinguish fire following a car crash and your firefighting trucks are several miles away.



Authorities in rural Canada have turned to an aerial water bomber to put out a dangerous fire after a truck crash.

Last week a semi-trailer collided with a road grader on the Trans-Labrador Highway in far northern Canada and when the wreck began to smoke, local firefighters called in their largest weapon, CBC News reports
Recently released footage shows the giant water-bombing aircraft slowly approaching the crash site before unleashing a torrent of water and fire retardant to extinguish the blaze.

The footage was taken by Shawn Noseworthy, a manager with Humber Valley Paving who was working on the road.
The driver of the truck was pulled to safety by the driver of the grader and taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Source: CBC News

Check out the amazing video:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/videos/9034214/Water-bomber-puts-out-highway-crash-fire

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