B.C. firefighting aircraft crashes in Western Australia, pilots sustain 'minor injuries'

Two pilots have walked away unscathed after a Boeing 737 air tanker owned by a B.C. company crashed in Western Australia while on deployment to a fire. 

Coulson Aviation, an aerial firefighting company based in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, wrote in a statement it is grateful the pilots are safe. 

“We are offering all the support we can to our local and international crews. We’re also grateful for the support being provided by our firefighting and aviation industry colleagues in Western Australia.”

The plane crashed around 4:15 p.m. local time on Monday while responding to a bushfire in the Fitzgerald River National Park — about 475 kilometres southeast of Perth — according to a statement from Western

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