Neptune BAe 146 air tanker makes first drop of 2019 fire season

Neptune Aviation BAe 146 air tanker T-16

Neptune Aviation BAe 146 air tanker T-16 at Silver City (Neptune Aviation)

Neptune Aviation started its 2019 fire season on 7 March. The honor of dropping the first load of the year fell to BAe 146-200 air tanker T-16 (msn E2074), on the Benton fire in the Coronado national forest, along the US-Mexico border. She then spent the night in Silver City, New Mexico. The company’s other 146 air tankers are still in Missoula, but probably not for long.

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