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SEAT Aircraft Makes Forced Landing in B.C

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.

Read more on this story at the Penticton Western News

Ryan Mason
Ryan is an accomplished writer and aerial photographer that has worked in the aviation industry for over a decade before co-founding AerialFire Magazine. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ryan is a former police officer that focuses his writing and photography efforts on para-public operations and agricultural aviation.

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