Tanker 48 lands on collapsed nose gear at Fresno

Tanker 48 at Fresno
Tanker 48 lands on collapsed nose gear at Fresno.

Minden’s Tanker 48 experienced a hydraulic problem while working the Shirley Fire in California and diverted to Fresno, California where upon landing, the nose gear collapsed. Thankfully there were no injuries. Mike Ferris, a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service, described it as “a minor mishap”.

More details are at Wildfire Today, along with a history of similar air tanker accidents.

1 thought on “Tanker 48 lands on collapsed nose gear at Fresno”

  1. Mr Ferries might want to get a better read from Minden on what qualifies for a minor mishap ……after the bills come in.

    Garoooonteeed to be more than a Mark III pump…

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