Firefighting helicopter

Firefighting helicopter

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Credit: DR NEIL OVERY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Firefighting helicopter. An emergency aerial firefighting helicopter replenishing its water bucket. The bucket is filled from the sea or a lake, and has a release valve on the bottom which is controlled by the helicopter crew. When the helicopter is in position over a fire, the crew releases the water to extinguish it. Photographed at the Atlantic Ocean off Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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