SANTA CLARITA 2016
The Sand Fire was located in the Santa Clarita area of California. The fire raged for 9 days and burnt over 41,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest. 10,000 homes were evacuated with 18 being completely destroyed. 3,500 fire fighters were deployed.The fire destroyed the Sable Ranch which is a well known filming location and took the life of one person.
The fire was fought from the air by many Helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
Matt Hartman went in and caught some of the action
N33HX and N205BT Bell 205s getting ready to depart
N33HX was previously operated by the Dominican Air Force was joined by N205BT operated by Redding Air Service.
N9125M – Siller Helicopters Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
A Siller Helicopters S-64 Skycrane departs to refill her tanks
N4037S – Siller Helicopters Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
A Siller Helicopers S-64 Skycrane in the thick of the action
N793HT – Helicopter Transport Services Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
Tanker 793 dropping her load near Placerita Canyon Road
Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane’s return to base
N1043T Croman Corp Sikorski S-61 departing
N15LA Los Angeles County Fire Dept Sikorsky S-70
LA County Fire S-70 appears from the smoke after one of her many missions
N10R Dynamic Avlease Cessna Citation Jet
N10R was one of two Citation Jets used as lead aircraft
N522AX 10 Tanker Air Carrier Douglas DC-10
N470NA Neptune Aviation BAE 146
One of four BAE 146s that were used. Tanker 40 is operated by Neptune Aviation, The other three were operated by Aero-Flite
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