Lockheed Aircraft Corp.'s C-5 Galaxy military transport measures barely 10 yds. shorter than a football field, sports a tail assembly as tall as a six-story building, and has a cargo compartment that is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight off the side of North Carolina's Kill Devil Hill sand dune
Dry conditions and strong winds in California left much of the state vulnerable to massive fires, with blaze-starters ranging from a cooking fire at a drug trafficking operation to a bird flying into a power line. “It really goes to show you that it doesn’t take much with these dry conditions to start a fire,” CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant told CNN Sunday. The fire sparked by a bird hitting a power line ignited a series of blazes in Yuba County, forcing some 1,300 firefighters to the scene and officials to declare evacuations in the town of Dobbins, he said.
An anticipated drop in humidity could hinder the efforts of firefighters battling a 6,800-acre blaze Saturday in Northern California, according to a fire official. Fire officials also expect a north-northeast wind and higher temperatures, all of which would make conditions drier, said Julie Hutchinson, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Thousands of residents fled ahead of a raging wildfire near northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and one man said he had an "ominous feeling" as ashes descended on him.
President Barack Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things but can he really shoot down a fighter jet? The plane is the F-22 Raptor, a supersonic stealth marvel that looks like it’s flown straight out of a Hollywood action film.