Tanker 260 at Whitehorse

Air Tanker 260 at Whitehorse
T-260 at Whitehorse, YT. Photo by D. Cote, Yukon Wildland Fire Management.

Doug Cote with Yukon Wildland Fire Management sent us this photo of Tanker 260, a CL-415. It was taken today, July 16, at Whitehorse International Airport, Yukon Territory (map). (I fixed the date on the photo.)

T-260 has been fighting fires in Alaska for several weeks. We’re thinking it stopped for fuel at Whitehorse on the way home.

The still almost new aircraft fought its first fire in May, 2014 in Oklahoma.