Why didn't they use planes?

Update: The recent fire at Notre Dame in Paris is both shocking and disheartening as a world monument is engulfed in flames. However, based on what I saw in the news clips, the fire fighters only fight the fires using water from their fire engines. Would it not be better if they had used planes to try to put out the fire? show more The recent fire at Notre Dame in Paris is both shocking and disheartening as a world monument is engulfed in flames.

However, based on what I saw in the news clips, the fire fighters only fight the fires using water from their fire engines.

Would it not be better if they had used planes to try to put out the fire?
Update 2: Just like forest fires, the planes can swop down on Notre Dame and release the foam or water they are carrying. Wouldn't this be a better option? With such a huge amount of water or foam pouring down Notre Dame, It may be easier to extinguish the fire. After all, fires in the jungles and forests are also... show more Just like forest fires, the planes can swop down on Notre Dame and release the foam or water they are carrying. Wouldn't this be a better option?

With such a huge amount of water or foam pouring down Notre Dame, It may be easier to extinguish the fire. After all, fires in the jungles and forests are also extinguish in the same way.
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