So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly! -Trump

That... Is a terrible idea.

[–] das_american 0 points (+0|-0)

Why would that be a terrible idea? I don't know much about firefighting at all.

Those tanker planes drop 100's of gallons of water which would crash through the ancient and fire weakened structure.

The vast majority of the liquid or fire retardant would then flood the structure and ruin whatever was left on the ground floor that the fire or smoke hadn't touched.

All in all, it would just exasperate the damage already inflicted.