Planes used to fight wildfires are called water bombers. Each time a water bomber skims a reservoir, it takes on 16,000 gallons of water, adding weight at 1,000 pounds per second, and lifting up just ... more 
Planes used to fight wildfires are called water bombers. Each time a water bomber skims a reservoir, it takes on 16,000 gallons of water, adding weight at 1,000 pounds per second, and lifting up just short of hitting the beach. Scott Pelley reports. less 
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