Latercera is reporting that an air tanker crashed in Chile Wednesday, December 28 killing the pilot identified as Ricardo García-Verde Osuna, 47.
The Google translation is very rough, but it appears that the aircraft went down about 15 kilometers from the town of Santa Juana after working on a wildfire in the Bío Bío region.
According to El Día the pilot had not reported any problems with the aircraft.
The air tanker was operated by FAASA, a company that has been in business for over 50 years.
We send out our sincere condolences to Mr. Garcia-Verde’s family, friends, and co-workers.