Tanker 28, from Italy’s Vigili Del Fuoco fire service crashed this morning U.S. time after a wing contacted the side of Mount Calcinera. The crash, according to witnesses was followed by an explosion, causing a large fire. It is believed there are no survivors from the crew of two as the plane is believed to have been almost consumed by the post crash fire, although drones are currently the only way to survey the crash site due to its remoteness.
“ I am very sorry and very sorry for the two victims of the Linguaglossa accident. My teams saw the Canadair fall, then the smoke. The plane is completely destroyed and there seems to be nothing to be done, “said the Director of the Civil Protection of Sicily, Salvo Cocina according to local news service Italpress.
There were two pilots aboard the Canadair. The civil protection teams are on site, but the place is very steep. ” The two victims – he added -, both of the National Civil Protection, were in service on behalf of the contracting company Babcock “.