WPR News
11:14 am
Tue April 19, 2005

Some Air Tankers Coming Back

Boise, ID – The federal government says it will allow ten large air tankers to return to their firefighting fleet this year. And more aircraft could be cleared for service pending an ongoing study. Last May, the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior terminated contracts for 33 large air tankers following three crashes. Federal officials later agreed to return some large tankers to service if operators could prove the aircraft were safe to fly.