Waterbomber feared lost in Australia

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Contact has been lost with a C130 fighting bushfires in New South Wales. Looks like the fire season can chalk up some more first responders’ lives.

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When you actually stop and think about it, low altitude aerobatics in a large aircraft above thermal events fierce enough to create their own weather is heroically dangerous. It’s kinda surprising it doesn’t happen even more often than it does.

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