Two DC-10s On An Initial Attack

Tanker 910 joined in on the action alongside sister ship 912 last week.

About 40 miles NW of Silver City, NM on the NM/AZ border was the “Charlie Moore Fire”. Due to its a remote location, air support was crucial to preventing the fire from spreading.

With two DC-10s on the initial attack, great communication & teamwork the team was able to effectively box in the fire within a stable perimeter.

During the mission, T-912 picked up the

entire right flank, as T-910 hammered the heel, left flank, and head with their drops. From this post-flight screenshot, you can see tanker 910’s NASCAR style left turns in and around the fire area.

After 18,679 gallons of retardant and many water loads from a heavy CH-47 Chinook, the fire was looking controlled and almost entirely circled with retardant. A big win for our team and crew members.


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