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Helicopter stationed at local airport ready to fight fire


Last updated 6/15/2022 at 5:55am

A Blackhawk helicopter demonstrated its fire-fighting abilities with a dump on the runway at Grand Coulee Dam Airport, where it is stationed for firefighting. - Jacob Wagner photo

A UH60 Blackhawk helicopter demonstrated its fire-fighting abilities last week by sucking water out of Banks Lake through a "snorkel" into its 1,100 gallon tank, then dumping the water onto the runway at the Grand Coulee Dam Airport. 

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources contracts with the California-based company High Performance Helicopters to station aircraft throughout the...

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