Getting The Drop on a Potential Disaster

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Have you ever wondered how you might put out a smoldering truck carrying highly volatile cargo after it has been involved in an accident miles away form the nearest fire plug? You call in the air force of course.

Check out what looks to be a CL-215 Scooper reigning on this smoking truck’s parade right after the jump.

 

Source: LiveLeak

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11 responses to “Getting The Drop on a Potential Disaster”

  1. Ratpick Avatar

    CL-415, actually!

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    Efficient. Do you know what the load was? Would have been interesting to see the next minute or so of what happened, too. I guess the water put out the fire, but did it also physically damage the trailer?

  3. LTDScott Avatar

    Friggin cool, but that certainly wasn't the Air Force.

  4. Batshitbox Avatar

    "Have you ever wondered how you might put out a smoldering truck carrying highly volatile cargo after it has been involved in an accident miles away form the nearest fire plug?"
    Not 'till just recently. I figured a Hellfire missile would do the trick and Hey, Presto! new rest area. What's really boggling my mind is what would happen if a truck carrying volatile cargo was involved in a collision with a front end loader that was inexplicably toodling down a long and lonesome highway. Just a thought experiment, really.

  5. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Yep, I did the same thing once: Some honky pulled up in front of my apartment building one night. Instead of getting out and ringing the buzzer for his date, he just laid on his car horn. For minutes. So, I tossed two liters of water out of a pitcher from my fire escape. On the fourth floor. Made a nice, loud noise on his roof and hood. But not louder than his yelling afterwards. Funny, he never did that again.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      I egged a guy off my roof for sitting out front blasting Salsa and honking. I thought he was going to tear my building down! Then the elderly Cuban man from across the street came out and scolded the guy. It's good to have The Godfather on your side.

  6. Jay_Ramey Avatar

    How'd these two get in a wreck this massive in the middle of nowhere?

  7. dwbf11 Avatar

    Looks like the makings of a new series, Canadian Summer Road Truckers.

  8. cruisintime Avatar

    The way the pilot used the prevailing wind to make an accurate drop is impressive.

  9. andy Avatar

    Jealous of this pilot. He must have felt like a WWII B-24 bomber pilot for a minute.

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