Firefighting C-130 Crashes

One of the Air Force’s C-130s specially configured for fighting ground fires crashed on July 1 in the southwest corner of South Dakota during a mission dropping retardant on the White Draw fire, announced US Northern Command. The crash took place at approximately 6:00 p.m. South Dakota time, according to NORTHCOM’s release. The cause of the crash was not known and the incident is under investigation. The Rapid City Journal reported that a helicopter was able to land near the downed C-130 and took three airmen away for medical treatment.