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Columbia Helicopters (PNG) Boeing Vertol arrived for fire fighting duties.

Old 22nd Oct 2021, 12:00
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Columbia Helicopters (PNG) Boeing Vertol arrived for fire fighting duties.

Arriving in Cairns yesterday, Thursday 21st, was Columbia Helicopters Boeing Vertol P2-CHI, normally based in Moro, PNG
Sister ship P2-CHY has been in Australia since last fire season.
The crash of Hevilift's Mil-8 earlier this year in PNG, has left a heavy lifting shortage...
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Very impressive machine!

I guess it might be able to lift as much if not more than a Mil-8 or a Bell 214...
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A Chinook big brother to the Vertol.
Impressive to watch.
Hevilift has replaced their Mil
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