A Buckeye man was among the three Americans who were killed in a plane crash while fighting the wildfires in Australia. First officer Paul Hudson died when the C-130 Hercules water tanker crashed in New South Wales. Another group of wildland firefighters from Arizona left for Australia Wednesday. Two other Americans, one from Montana and the other from Florida, were also killed in the accident. Governor Ducey has ordered flags to fly at half staff through sunset Friday in honor of Hudson.