One of the Superpuma helicopters of the Infoca Plan suffered an accident this Monday during the fire extinguishing tasks in Sierra Bermeja. Its 19 occupants are fine and there is no personal injury to regret.
The accident, according to sources from the Andalusian Government, has occurred when a cloud of dust formed by the work of heavy machinery rose, which has impeded the visibility of the helicopter pilot. The device has collided with a tree and fell to the ground, fortunately without causing personal injury.
In the area of the fire declared last Wednesday, up to 51 aerial means work, in a relatively small space, together with the work of heavy machinery and forest firefighters.
Thus, sources have recalled that the risk of accidents increases the larger the means deployed, hence, according to the technicians of the deployed operation, the use of these means must be carefully considered. In this way, they have explained it on several occasions from the Regional Operational Center (COR) of the Infoca Plan, stressing that this fire “unprecedented in Spain” is not fought more effectively because of having more means.