The Aero Tanker plane arrives in Chile to fight forest fires

This 10-Feb the plane arrived in Chile Aero Tanker, a leased tanker for the family Luksic from United States.

This aircraft will be made available to the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf) and will help combat forest fires in the south of the nation.

According to a statement shared by the foundation, the plane model MD-87 is able to store 11,356 kutros of retardant and will be in the South American country for at least 28 days.

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This Friday afternoon, it arrived at the Antofagasta Airport slab to refuel and it is expected that at 9:00 p.m. it will land at the Carriel Sur Airport in Talcahuano, Bío Bío region.

Among the officials who will receive the plane at the aforementioned airport are Juan Carlos García, Minister of Public Works, Daniela Dresdner, presidential delegate of Bío Bío and the regional director of Conaf Bío Bío, Rodrigo Jara.

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From Carriel Sur, Conaf will be in charge of sending it to multiple emergencies. This aircraft reaches a top speed of 788 km/h.

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