Author Bill Gabbert

These photos show what appears to be the result of Bomber 210 impacting a hangar and a fence.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service purchased the aircraft from Coulson Aviation in 2019, along with a contract with Coulson for the operation and maintenance of the air tanker.

A spokesperson for the RFS told Fire Aviation:

The NSW RFS is aware of an incident involving its Large Air Tanker the ‘Marie Bashir’ at RAAF Base Richmond.

The aircraft has rolled into a hanger, sustaining damage to the aircraft and the building.

An investigation into the incident has been launched. The aircraft will be grounded while repairs are undertaken.