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Indian Air Force deploys Mi-17 helicopter to combat forest fire in Goa

Panaji: The Indian Air force on Thursday deployed a Mi-17 helicopter to control a forest fire in Goa. AIF would use Bambi Buckets to comabat the fire. In a released statement, IAF said, ” Today’s operation has seen this helicopter flying multiple missions dispensing almost 22,000 liters of water to fight the fire.” Indian Air […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Mar 9, 2023 23:34 IST
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Panaji: The Indian Air force on Thursday deployed a Mi-17 helicopter to control a forest fire in Goa. AIF would use Bambi Buckets to comabat the fire.

In a released statement, IAF said, ” Today’s operation has seen this helicopter flying multiple missions dispensing almost 22,000 liters of water to fight the fire.”

Indian Air force in coordination with the Indian Navy and local admin combating forest fire in the affected areas of Goa. As per Statement, Operation will continue tomorrow.

According to the release, Bambi Bucket is a technique in which a helicopter carries water under a slug and releases it over the affected area to douse the fire.

A fire broke out in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary earlier this week.

The Government has ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.

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First published on: Mar 09, 2023 11:33 PM IST

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