The following message reached the GFMC from Area de Defensacontra Incendios Forestales:
“A fire fighting aircraft crashed yesterday at theforest fire base of Beariz, Orense. The plane, a PZL-M-18 Dromader, fell downafter take-off, 300 m away from the landing strip, after refilling. It washeading to Poio in the province of Pontevedra, where it was working in thesuppression of a forest fire. The pilot, one of the most experienced workers atthis base, had worked there for four years.
Area de Defensa contra Incendios Forestales Gran Vía de San Francisco, 4 28005 MADRID Tfno: 91 366 51 01 Fax: 91 365 83 79