A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado on Tuesday. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, & a few rain and snow showers. Light accumulations and poor visibility possible for a time by late afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Bottomline, your Tuesday will feel a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
The wings of five airtankers linked to the same Wyoming company have snapped off in mid-flight since 1979.
The crash last June of a C-130-A owned by Hawkins and Powers Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming was caught by a television crew and broadcast worldwide.
One month later, a Hawkins and Powers plane fighting a Colorado fire also lost a wing in mid-flight, killing its two crewmen.
Now, an Associated Press review of public records shows the wings snapped off two other Hawkins and Powers' planes in 1987 and 1979. A fifth plane previously owned by the company crashed in 1994, also in a wing failure.
The government permanently ended the firefighting use of all surviving C-130 and PB4Y-2 aircraft, saying contractors could not guarantee the safety of the planes.