Russian Be-200 fire-bomber damage to the aircraft after hitting trees…
And some interesting images of multiple aircraft fighting a fire…man…it really just doesn’t look effective (esp. the BAe146…)…but I guess it is worth it.
That is one very dangerous flying job.
We lost a 172 in a similar manner. It was one of the early run 172s, too. One of those square-tail hawks. Had to be written off. Saaaad.
Man those BE-200 photos are crazy! Those trees really did some damage.
A little more info on what happened.