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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.

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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