Coulson Aviation on Loss of Their Plane That Took Three Lives Fighting Fires in Australia

Port Alberni, BC…While working in the Snowy Monaro Area in southern NSW, Australia contact was lost with one of our large airtankers, a Lockheed C-130 registration N134CG. The aircraft had departed Richmond, NSW with a load of retardant and was on a firebombing mission. The accident is reported to be extensive and we are deeply saddened to confirm there were 3 fatalities.

File Photo of One of Their C-130s

The accident response team has been activated as well as local emergency services, Coulson Aviation will be sending a team to the site to assist in emergency operations.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three crew members onboard.


The Coulson Family

About their C-130s
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed Martin. Its ability to use unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings make it very effective in aerial firefighting. The C-130 has been our leading attacker in firefighting. The C-130H Hercules with a Coulson RADS-XXL 4,000 US Gallon roll-on roll-off tanking system, is quite a force to be reckoned with.