• Short Summary

    TWO RECONDITIONED CATALINA FLYING BOATS HAVE BEEN LENT BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OF HELP FIGHT FOREST FIRES IN CHILE.

  • Description

    TWO RECONDITIONED CATALINA FLYING BOATS HAVE BEEN LENT BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OF HELP FIGHT FOREST FIRES IN CHILE.

    THE TWO AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN SANTIAGO ON 26 FEBRUARY. THEY'RE UNDER THE COMMAND OF YVES MAHAUT, WHO'S THE FLYING INSTRUCTOR TO THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT.

    THE AIRCRAFT ARE FLOWN BY OFFICERS OF THE CHILEAN AIR FORCE, WHO ALSO MAN THE CENTRE AT WHICH ALARM CALLS ARE RECEIVED. THE AIRCRAFT LOAD 44,000 LITRES OF WATER AT A TIME, SIMPLY BY PUMPING IT UP FROM THE LAKE ON WHICH THEY'RE BASED.

    THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN USED THREE TIMES SUCCESSFULLY TO EXTINGUISH BLAZES IN FORESTS NEAR THE CHILEAN CAPITAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADYV872068TWB93PSX9HJ0BORR
    Media URN:
    VLVADYV872068TWB93PSX9HJ0BORR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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