Video of helicopters and an MD87 dropping on the Soledad Fire

The rarely see Tanker 107 was captured in photos.

MD87 Soledad Fire retardant drop
An MD87 makes a retardant drop on the Soledad Fire in Southern California. Screengrab from video below.

Austin Dave got some excellent video Tuesday of helicopters and an MD87 air tanker dropping on the Soledad Fire in Southern California between Santa Clarita and Palmdale. The MD87, Tanker 107, is under contract to the U.S. Forest Service and helicopters can be seen in the video from both LA County and LA City.

This is the first time we have posted a confirmed photo of Tanker 107, which can be seen in Stu Mundel’s tweet. Other MD87s we have photos of, are Tankers 101, 102, 103, and 105.

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