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Another French Water Bomber Crash.  
User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

I did a search and did not find anything on this.

Well, To pilots 44 and 56 years old lost their life as there waterbomber broke in half as they where doing a bombing in Calvi, Corse. The airplane was named "Pelican 36".

The First page form the french newspaper (in french)

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[Edited 2005-08-02 13:30:03]

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

What type.Was it structural Failure.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I remember this impressive video of a fire fighter in California losing its wings when flying.

It looks like the same happened here, with the Canadair having lost its tail, just after having spread the water.

Aren't these planes designed for extremely high temperatures and sudden change in temperature?

Anyway, my thoughts go to their families  Sad


User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

It was a Canadair CL-415 I belive.

And BoogyJay says it looks like structure. The tail fell off.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

While I was working in CIA, Rome, Italy some years ago, where the Italians have based a big part of their water bomber fleet, I had a talk with one of their pilots.
Waterbombing is one of the most dangerous kinds of flying today. Theyare flying at low level, between mountains through smoke and extremely strong turbulences. While the Canadair water bombers have passenger seats in the back (used e.g. by mechanics and ground crew when being deployed to some other base), during actual fire fighting only the pilots are allowed to be on board.

The planes themselvesare extremely sturdy and rugged.

Jan


User currently offlinePaul777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Here is another link, sorry it is French

http://fr.news.yahoo.com/050801/202/4ivr8.html


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9917/pict0068compr4ey.jpg

This picture was taken off the journal "La Provence" ( the local Provence newspaper where I live..)- sorry for the poor quality ..
It shows the rear-seaction falling off during flight,indicating a structural problem with the Bomabrdier water-bombers.
it is a sad story,involving criminal elements in France that deliberately put fire on forrests in order to push those lands to become constructible.
Law -enforcment rarely catches those individuals and I wonder to what extent french authorithies are a little too laxist against those criminals...!!!



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User currently offlinePaul777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

http://www.ttc.org/200508011434.j71ey9929359.htm

User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 6):
Law -enforcment rarely catches those individuals and I wonder to what extent french authorithies are a little too laxist against those criminals...!!!

Well said Beaucaire... I would not have the slightest pity for those individuals. I wish they would catch one and punish him to the fullest extent of the Law



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