Air Tanker 44 Accident
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