(S.D.)-Still No Word On Injuries To Crashed Air Force Plane Crew
EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) – There’s still no official word on deaths or injuries regarding
those aboard an Air Force cargo plane that crashed while fighting a wildfire near Edgemont.
U.S. Northern Command says the C-130 crashed Sunday. It had been
dropping retardant on the 6.5-square-mile White Draw Fire.
Northern Command hasn't released any information on the crew,
including how many were aboard or where they were based.
The Fall River County, S.D., Sheriff's Department says three crew members were taken
to a hospital. Northern Command said it couldn't comment.
Eight C-130s can be equipped to drop water or fire retardant.
They're flown by Air Force National Guard and Reserve units based
in California, Colorado, North Carolina and Wyoming.
All eight were dispatched to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.,
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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