"The aviation firefighting industry is very close and this tragic loss will be felt by all involved."
Officials have not yet released information and it is unknown how many people were on board and if any are hurt.
FL had been working a normal day delivering groceries for a local supermarket when the bridge in front of him fell away.
Davide Capello told France's BFM television that he was driving on the Morandi Bridge when "I heard a heavy sound, and I saw cars in front of me falling".
The structure on a main highway linking Italy with France gave way during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 metres into a heap of rubble below.
A huge section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa gave way over an industrial zone, sending tons of twisted steel and concrete onto warehouses below.
A huge section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed at mid-day over an industrial zone, sending tons of twisted steel and concrete debris onto warehouses below.