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Boeing 747 From US Joins Israel Wildfire Fight.





12/05/2010 - Israel / USA - Video ( left ) A Boeing 747 from the U.S. joined the battle against an inferno that raged for a fourth day in northern Israel, giving officials hope they can bring the country's worst forest fire under control by the end of the day. Video ( right ) Brigadier General Eden, commander of the Nevatim Israel Air Force base comments on the arrival of the American Evergreen 747 Supertanker plane. Eden and two IAF pilots joined the Evergreen crew in order to assist them in directing their efforts to extinguish the fires near the area of Ein-Hod. The plane is carrying 21,000 gallons of water and flame retardant chemicals. After the Ein Hod sortie the plane will continue fire fighting efforts in other areas to be determined by assessments from the Fire Department  Infos & Video by AP and IDF  www.ap.org & www.idf.il/englisch  

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