C-130 Hercules News

Pakistani C-130E performs emergency landing at Multan Airport

March 9, 2014 (by Asif Shamim) - A Pakistani Air Force C-130E believed to be #4177 made an emergency landing at Multan Airport after a tire burst on March 7, 2014 according to Pakistani news service.

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Details are limited, but it would seem the aircraft landed safely and limited damage reported. The airport was closed while the C-130 is removed. Flights to the airport were diverted while the incident was handled.

The C-130 Hercules has been the PAF's primary tactical transport aircraft since its induction in the early 1960s. Currently around 5 C-130B and 11 C-130E models are in service, upgraded with Allison T56-A-15 turboprops and extended fatigue lives by Lockheed-Georgia Company.


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