Giant Firefighting Tanker Grounded

Jul 28, 2017

A new company called Global SuperTanker has approached CAL FIRE with a proposal to supply one of their giant planes. The company has not yet received federal approval to fight fires in the United States.
Credit globalsupertanker.com

The 747 and its 19,000-plus gallons of retardant were supposed to make a difference in California's war on fires. But, no 747 has been called to a fire since 2014.

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt.