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Water bomber crashes into Okanagan Lake

water-bomber July 27, 2009, Kelowna, B.C. - A water bomber battling the Terrace Mountain fire near Kelowna, B.C. crashed into Okanagan Lake last Saturday. 


July 27, 2009
By Carey Fredericks
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Okanagan Lake AT 802F Water Bomber Crash Enhanced


 

July 27, 2009, Kelowna, B.C. – A water bomber battling the Terrace Mountain fire
near Kelowna, B.C. crashed into Okanagan Lake last Saturday.

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the
pilot is expected to survive.

Yearwood says he doesn't know what caused the crash.

Just over half the 2,200 people forced from their homes after the
fire flared up have been allowed to return home.

But they are still on evacuation alert.

The fire that now covered 45 square kilometres is only 25 per
cent contained.

The Canadian Press