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Pilot Dies Fighting Fire

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What: Air Tractor AT-802, registered to FAASA Group Aerodromo Sebastian Almagro Ctra, operated by FAASA Chile Servicios Aeros LTDA en route from a landing strip in the vicinity of Santa Juana, Chile
Where: Santa Juana, Chile
When: January 9, 2011
Who: Pilot, passenger
Why: While maneuvering at a low altitude (water drop) during a fire fighting mission, the plane collided with trees. The Spanish pilot, Antonio Fernandez, died in the crash. An observer was injured. The tanker is owned by la empresa Faasa Chile.

The injured observer, David Guzman Henriquez was hospitalized at Hospital del Trabajador Concepción

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