Air Tanker 44 Accident

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Air Tanker 44 Accident

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At 12:30 on June 26th, 2010 North Metro Fire Rescue District responded to a possible plane crash at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. Crews arrived to a plane off the runway, with both occupants that self-evacuated and one of the engines showing fire. Crews were able to get the fire under control quickly. The plane “Air Tanker 44“, a P2V-5 Neptune experienced a hydraulic failure upon landing, and with no brakes, the tanker went off the runway. The air tanker was returning to the airport from a drop at the Cow Creek Fire in the Rocky Mountain National Park at the Jeffco AirTanker Base. The NTSB is investigating the accident.

Unit on Scene:

North Metro: Battalion 61, Engine 65, Rescue 65, Engine 67, Engine 61 & Medic 61

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Fire (ARFF): Rescue 55

Broomfield Police Department & Jefferson County Sheriff

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

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