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Letter to the Editor: End the restrictions


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By ED NEMECHEK
Landers, Calif.

Editor:

Another uncontrolled fire season has been upon us bringing terrible destruction and loss of life, with fire officials again expected to continue restricting the only effective tool against uncontrolled wildfires.

That tool is the 747, DC-lU (now in limited use) and Ilyushin-76 Super Tanker type aircraft that government aviation and firefighting officials have restricted from service since 1995.

Meanwhile, as usual, we're forced to endure untold lost lives and destruction in these fires across our country while government fire and aviation officials drag their feet and protect their paychecks, pensions, and vested interests built on the carnage of American citizens by what morally amounts to criminal malfeasance and mass murder.

A 747 pilot told me a supertanker can control massive wildfires in one day when used. We must investigate these officials at the top of the federal government agencies and state fire agencies, who obviously care nothing about human life and suffering, for deliberately protecting their "vested interest in error" for a decade by facilitating massive destruction in restricting the supertankers.

Supertankers mean the end of uncontrolled wildfires in America.


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