FAA Photos Show Damage to LAFD Helicopter Following La Tuna Fire Mishap

A $17-million firefighting helicopter damaged during the La Tuna Fire a year ago has been returned to service and the Los Angeles Fire Department says its fleet of aircraft is now fully prepared for the peak of the brush fire season.

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FAA photos obtained by NBC4 under the Freedom of Information Act show damage to a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter after a mishap at the La Tuna Fire on Sept. 2, 2017. The Agusta AW-139 struck trees while performing a water-drop and required $3.5-million in repairs.
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