3 Americans killed fighting fires in Australia
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Today (Thursday) three American crew members died after an aircraft fighting bushfires crashed in the mountains of New South Wales, Australia.
Authorities say contact was lost with the plane before 1:30 p.m. local time.
The cause of the crash is not yet clear.
The plane’s crew had been fighting bushfires in Australia’s Alpine region.
In recent days the U.S. has sent additional wildfire personnel to assist with the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted that he is “deeply saddened” to learn of the death of the crew members in his “deepest condolences” go out to the loved ones of those who lost their lives.