VH B737 640NSW RFS B737 hits hangar door

On 30 March 2021, a New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) B737 firefighting aircraft, named after former NSW Governor Marie Bashir, suffered a minor mishap at RAAF Richmond (NSW), after it ran into a hangar door. The 737 nose received damage, the hangar door was worse off, as you can see in the picture.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service awarded American-based Coulson Aviation in 2019 a ten-year contract for the operation and maintenance of this B737 Large Air Tanker (N138GC, msn 27928), and that deal also included two Citation V lead/intelligence aircraft.

Exactly what caused the aircraft to hit the hangar door is unknown.

Photo: dailytelegraph.com.au, via JACDEC News

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