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A Boeing 737 Crashes While Engaged In Aerial Fire Fighting In Australia

A Coulson Aviation Boeing 737 which was on a firefighting mission has crashed in Australia.

The Boeing 737 operated two missions dropping firefighting substances at  Fitzgerald River National Park where already more than 900 hectares have been burned in a bush fire. It's not immediately clear what caused the aircraft to crash.

The two pilots on board were retrieved from the crash site by a helicopter and airlifted to Ravensthorpe Airport. Both pilots survived the crash with minor injuries.

The crashed aircraft is a 27-year-old Boeing 737-200 registration N619SW that was in commercial operation for the majority of time under Southwest Airlines before being later converted as an aerial fire fighter.



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