PMO denies claims gov't turned down use of Super Tanker

December 14, 2010 18:57

The Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday denied accusations by an Israeli representative of the US "Evergreen" company that the government had initially  refused to rent the company's Super Tanker firefighting aircraft.

"The prime minister's military secretary, Maj.-Gen. Yohanan Locker, who found out about the plane, made the prime minister aware of its existence on the first day of the fire, Thursday evening. Netanyahu instructed Locker to order the plane and, in fact, contact was made with EverGreen, the firefighting plane's owner, on Thursday night at 10:00 PM.," a statement from the PMO said.

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