SACRAMENTO – This afternoon contact was lost with one of our airtankers flying over a fire near Yosemite National Park. Emergency personnel are currently responding to the last known location of the aircraft confirmed to be a Grumman S2 Tracker tanker.
The airtanker was assigned to the Dog Rock Fire burning near Yosemite’s Arch Rock.
Typically one pilot is on board an S2T, per Cal Fire. There are 23 strategically placed across the state.
The status of the aircraft and the pilot have not been determined. Additional information will be provided as it’s made available.