Helicopter pilot dies while fighting a forest fire in Albacete

A helicopter pilot died on Saturday while fighting a forest fire in Almansa, Albacete, crashing while taking on more water in the municipality of Alpera.

The pilot was 44-years-old and a native of Murcia. The blaze was first reported at 13:58 in the Barranco La Mosca and 149 firefighters, 25 land units and 15 air units were involved in fighting the fire.

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