Giant firefighting airtanker grounded by red tape

CBS News - July 17, 2017

More than 50 large wildfires are scorching land this morning across the western U.S.

But a new firefighting tool - a converted Boeing 747-400 jet, nicknamed the SuperTanker, which can drop up to 19,000 gallons of water or fire retardant - is sitting idle in an airport hangar because the U.S. Forest Service refuses to let it fly. Mark Strassmann reports..


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