Regional News

Air Tanker Crash

October 7, 2014 10:09 pm

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — An air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said.
The plane went down at about 4:30 p.m. within a mile of the park’s west entrance, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said. Rescue crews were working their way through difficult terrain to reach the plane.