A skimmer aircraft conducted a “forced landing” while fighting the Connell Ridge wildfire approximately 15 kilometers south of Cranbrook on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the BC Wildfire Service.
“This evening, a Conair 802 Air Tractor Fireboss Skimmer aircraft experienced an engine failure during operations on the Connell Ridge Wildfire, near Cranbrook,” said Ian Meier, executive director of the BC Wildfire Service. “The pilot conducted a successful forced landing and was transported to receive medical assessment.”
The plane was contracted by Conair Aerial Firefighting, which provides aerial firefighting resources for the BC Wildfire Service.
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