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DC-10 air tanker nearly crashes
Last updated: 22 December 2014

published: 27 JUN 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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A DC-10 (N450AX) air tanker of Cal Fire nearly crashed while fighting a Kern County fire in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Tanker 910 was caught in a downdraft and struck several trees before being able to climb away. The left wing sustained damage and the airplane continued to Victorville for an emergency landing. (Contra Costa Times)