We start the new week with the tragic news that 3 firefighters have died after a firefighting aircraft crashed on Saturday afternoon near Cloncurry, in north-west Queensland. 

It is believed the firefighters on board the Gulfstream 695A Jetprop Commander 1000 were mapping areas of recent bushfire activity in western Queensland and gathering vital terrain data for use during bushfire emergencies.

Our condolences to all involved, May they Rest in Peace.

Be safe out there!