UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, one of the men killed in the firefighting plane crash in Australia was National Guard Captain Ian H. McBeth of Great Falls. Others killed in the crash were First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson of Arizona and Flight Engineer Rick A. DeMorgan Jr of Florida.

Gigantic wildfires continue to engulf the continent of Australia. Just recently, US Wildland Firefighters made their way "down under," to aid in battling the flames. According to the official press release from Coulson Aviation, the firefighters were killed when a C-130 Hercules crashed near a wildlife sanctuary in New South Wales.