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The USAF's KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Finally Takes Flight

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday we were the first to show you the USAF's new KC-46 Pegasus tanker demonstrator doing high speed taxi runs at Paine Field in Everett Washington. Now the highly modified Boeing 767 in military uniform has leaped into the air for the first time. Read more...

I-78 Accident: Fuel Tanker Explodes On New Jersey Highway, Sending Flames 100 Feet Into The Air

A fiery accident on I-78 in New Jersey left one person dead after a fuel tanker exploded, sending a column of flames close to 100 feet into the air. The accident took place in Union Township, where Interstate 78 approaches the intersection with the Garden State Parkway. Show More Summary

Air Tanker Fire Fighter Planes Reactivated after Recent Crash

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

NTSB: No mechanical issues with air tanker that crashed in Yosemite

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.

Daughter of pilot killed in Yosemite fire crash says he 'died a hero'

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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.

Tanker pilot's body recovered as Yosemite fire battle continues

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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.

Body of California air tanker pilot is transferred in solemn ceremony

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.

Firefighting Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes in Yosemite

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

Pilot killed in air tanker crash in Yosemite was 13-year veteran

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.

California's air tanker fleet grounded after deadly Yosemite crash

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.

Air Tanker Pilot Killed Fighting Dog Rock Fire

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

Pilot dies while trying to fight wildfire in Yosemite National Park

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

Air tanker crashes while fighting fire at Yosemite; pilot dies

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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.

AIR TANKER CRASHES FIGHTING YOSEMITE FIRE

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.

Air tanker crashes while fighting California fire

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.

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