A C-130 Hercules plane drops fire retardant in Penrose, New South Wales state. Photo: AFP

US firefighters in Australia die after plane crashes, sparking ‘large fireball’ on impact

  • The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft with three aboard crashed after losing contact with ground control in the Snowy Monaro region
  • The country has been battling an unprecedented wave of wildfires since September that have killed at least 29 people and devastated communities
Topic |   Australia
A C-130 Hercules plane drops fire retardant in Penrose, New South Wales state. Photo: AFP
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