Sad news The Erickson Skycrane known as “Camille” was involved in an arsonist attack while operating in Chile.
“We have confirmed a group of unidentified individuals entered an Erickson operating base in Chile last night. After gaining entry to the secure area, they caused damage to the Erickson owned S-64 Air Crane® helicopter located there. No Erickson employees were hurt. Erickson personnel are cooperating with local police.” stated an Erickson spokesperson.
The Skycrane was in Chile supporting operations from this past fire season.