California's fleet of 22 fire fighting air tankers was cleared after investigators found no evidence that a tanker’s fatal crash at the Dog Rock Fire at Yosemite was a result of faulty equipment. Breitbart News reported last week that...Show More Summary
The air tanker that went down while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park this week, killing the pilot, did not appear to have mechanical issues, officials announced Friday.
The daughter of a veteran firefighting pilot said he "died a hero" when his air tanker crashed Tuesday while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park.
As investigators arrived Wednesday to determine the cause of a fatal air tanker crash at Yosemite National Park, officials temporarily grounded the Cal Fire airplane fleet and rescuers retrieved the pilot's body from a steep canyon.
On a patch of dirt at the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, the body of the pilot who died when his air tanker crashed during the firefight the day before was transferred from the care of the park to his own agency.
A pilot using an air tanker to battle a massive wildfire at Yosemite National Park died after the aircraft crashed on Tuesday. Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant told CNN that authorities lost contact with the pilot on Tuesday afternoon while the aircraft was fighting what is being called the Dog Rock Fire at Yosemite. Show More Summary
The air tanker pilot who died in a crash at Yosemite National Park on Tuesday had a 13-year record of fighting wildfires from the air in California, officials said.
All of California's 22 S-2T air tankers have been grounded after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, killing the sole pilot.
A CalFire Air tanker pilot was killed yesterday afternoon after his plane crashed while fighting the Dog Rock fire in Yosemite. Related posts: New Fire Just Outside Yosemite Fire Burning Outside Yosemite Still Miles Away Yosemite Biologist Killed After Fall Rock Climbing on Mt. Dana
The pilot of an air tanker that crashed in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday afternoon was killed in the accident, officials said. Authorities: Pilot killed when plane crashes fighting wildfire near Calif.'s Yosemite park: http://t.co/s6FctB6ewE...Show More Summary
An air tanker battling a wildfire at Yosemite National Park crashed Tuesday afternoon, coming to rest on a granite cliff. The pilot was found dead, officials said.
An air tanker crashed Tuesday while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, spurring a difficult search for its pilot. The tanker was being used to help battle Dog Rock Fire when authorities lost contact with its pilot Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said in a statement.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said.
By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An air tanker plane being used to fight a wildfire in Yosemite National Park crashed in flames on Tuesday, but the fate of the pilot was not immediately known, officials for the park and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Show More Summary
An plane battling the fire burning in Yosemite National Park crashed Tuesday afternoon, authorities have confirmed. ABC first reported that a press release said that California Fire had lost contact with one of their air tankers working the Yosemite fire. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An air tanker being used to fight a wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park crashed on Tuesday, and there was no immediate word on the pilot, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Show More Summary
A twin engine turboprop air tanker fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has crashed, the National Park Service confirmed.
Cal Fire lost contact with an air tanker Tuesday that was being used to fight the "Dog Rock Fire" blaze at Yosemite National Park, officials confirmed to The Times.