IJMC French Fire Fighting

                       IJMC - French Fire Fighting

Those French, they do everything so well. Ok, I'll admit, this could have 
happenned to anyone...I mean, what engineer developing something like 
this would ever think...yiiieeee.                                   -dave

This will make you feel guilty for laughing so hard...

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     "Response to a wildfire on the south of France's Cote d'Azur was
     billed as a marvel of modern fire-fighting technology. Two
     specially-built flying boats zoomed in, skimmed the waters of the
     Mediterranean, scooping vast amounts of water into their belly
     tanks, and then dropped the water on the hillside fire. All was
     jolly and the wine flowed freely until a body was found in the

     "The coroner found that the gentleman had apparently fallen from
     a great height, suffering serious injuries before being burned to
     death. The report further noted that the victim was wearing a
     bathing suit, snorkel, and swim fins."

IJMC September 1996 Archives