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    C-130 crashes

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    http://http://m.rapidcityjournal.com...1cb3fe5e5.html

    I wasn't sure if anyone else had heard this. I hope the crew is okay.
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    Many prayers. I hope their injuries weren't too severe. I sure wish the Argus Leader would have published where the 130 was from. (it's my hometown paper and they have the tendency to leave out details.)
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    Many prayers. I hope their injuries weren't too severe. I sure wish the Argus Leader would have published where the 130 was from. (it's my hometown paper and they have the tendency to leave out details.)
    Looks like they're out of Peterson:

    Some Firefighting C-130s to Redeploy from Colorado to Wyoming
    Published: 7/1/2012
    Starting tomorrow, four of the eight Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 military aircraft presently stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to combat wildfires in Colorado and other western states will begin operating out of the Wyoming Air National Guard’s base in Cheyenne.
    Since June 25, MAFFS-equipped aircraft have been operating from Peterson, located in Colorado Springs, to assist with firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain region.
    Four additional C-130 aircraft arrived at Peterson yesterday, bringing the total of MAFFS-equipped aircraft based there to eight.
    The four C-130s from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing and the North Carolina National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing are moving from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne at the request of the U.S. Forest Service to minimize fire retardant reloading time, said Air Force Col. Jerry Champlin, 153rd Air Expeditionary Group commander.
    “Moving four of our aircraft further north will allow the Forest Service tremendous flexibility to assist with several regional fires at once,” he said. “Reducing the reaction time to get to fires in Wyoming and South Dakota, for example, will be a huge force multiplier.”
    The four aircraft from the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, from Channel Islands, and the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing based at Peterson Air Force Base, will continue to operate from Peterson.
    The C-130s have dropped more than 170,000 gallons of fire retardant on the Waldo Canyon and Flagstaff fires in Colorado, the Arapaho fire in Wyoming, and the White Draw fire in South Dakota.
    “They are assigned to fires on a priority basis for each day,” said Forest Service spokesman Scott Fisher. “Air tankers may also be re-assigned during the day, based on a shift in priority for the Rocky Mountain coordination center.”

    MAFFS, a joint Department of Defense and Forest Service program, is a self-contained aerial firefighting system owned by the Forest Service that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds, covering an area one-quarter-of-a-mile long, by 100-feet wide.
    After an aircraft discharges its load of fire retardant, it can be refilled in less than 12 minutes.
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    Many good thought and prayers for the crew.
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    I am praying the crew is okay! So awful what is going in Colorado. I heard the Air Force Academy has burned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    Looks like they're out of Peterson:



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    It's out of the NCANG.

    Kat, I think you missed the paragraphs above the one you bolded. They're flying under the direction of Peterson, but WY and NC were sent back here to Cheyenne.
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    I just saw on our base facebook page that they announced casualties on board. C-130 firefighting air tankers grounded after fatal South Dakota crash - CNN.com They're also grounding the C-130s for the fires. I pray for the families of the deceased and the rest on board who have to find peace.
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to the NC ANG family. May they find the strength to make it through such a difficult time.
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