Evergreen Supertanker plane lands at Ben Gurion airport

December 5, 2010 06:29


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The Evergreen Supertanker fire-fighting plane from the US landed at Ben Gurion airport overnight on Saturday and was set to join the other aircraft in operations in the North beginning early Sunday morning.

Unlike other fire-fighting aircraft sent to help fight the Carmel fire, it can operate at night. It can drop 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of water in a single run, which is 16 times more than the capacity of the aircraft now at the scene.

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