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Plane delivers super help

The Tallahassee Regional Airport runway was the site of a demonstration Thursday of the latest in aviation fire fighting tools: a 747 supertanker.
The converted 747 cargo plane dropped 205,000 gallons of water, while flying 180 mph at an altitude of 500 feet.

The plane flies higher and faster than conventional fire fighting planes -- and delivers the water volume of seven conventional planes.

The supertanker is made by an Oregon firm, which is in negotiations with the U.S. Forest Service to sell or lease the supertankers.