We are searching for aircraft

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In Australia, contact was lost with the plane, which was extinguished forest fires in the South-East of the country. About this in his Twitter said the fire service of New South Wales.

“The rural fire service is investigating reports of a serious incident with the plane in the southern part of New South Wales in the afternoon. The connection was lost with a large air tanker that was working in the area of the snowy Monaro”, – stated in the message.

Local ground teams report that the plane could crash.

At the moment we are searching for.

The NSW Rural Fire Service is investigating reports of a serious incident involving an aircraft in southern NSW this afternoon.
Contact was lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area. #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/i6u1mlZsZ0

— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) January 23, 2020

Large-scale forest fires in Australia began in mid-September, 2019. Has killed thousands of animals. Under the endangerment of some species of rare plants. To extinguish fires mobilized about 3 thousand reservists.

The country has already killed 29 people, burned about 2.5 thousand houses, burned about 11 million hectares of land.

Australia will need 100 years to recover from large-scale wildfires were reported in the fire country.