It is the type of thing that draws people, because none of them ever thought they would see such a thing.
"I just thought we'd come check it out to see it in person," Megan Hoke said.
Jennifer Beyer added: "We've never been this close or seen anything like this before."
An air tanker which was supposed to be in the sky dumping flame retardant on an area wildfire was instead on 120th Avenue.
"It's sad that they're not able to get out there and fight that fire," Beyer said.
Initial investigations show that the plane's brakes may have given out, leaving the pilot to turn off the runway and onto an empty street.
"You really have to give the pilot a lot of credit for the choices they made in this incident," Kent Hamilton, U.S. Forest Service Regional Aviation safety manager, said.
On Sunday morning, it was time to move the tanker.
"I have always wondered how they move an airplane," Todd Gamber said.
Crews used a crane on one end and a tow truck on another.
"It's a big piece of machinery. We don't want to break it," Hamilton said. "They're going to have to lift the nose and point it around and place it in the fence behind you."
It was an operation that created a site dozens came out to see.
"We're all interested in seeing something like this," Beyer said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will meet with the U.S. Forest Service to examine the plane and figure out what went wrong.
The tanker is used to fight wildfires across the country. If it can be repaired, the aircraft could be used again. Both pilots who were on-board are doing fine.
The U.S. Forest Service suspended tanker service to area wildfires after the crash, but lifted its suspension on Sunday.
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