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Military exercise: Cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands on tiny runway

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    A Hercules C130J, one of India's biggest defence cargo plane recently landed on the tiny runway at the Juhu airport as part of a military exercise, the first fixed-wing aircraft to land on the airstrip in over four decades.

    In pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

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    The Hercules C130J was flown to Juhu as an exercise to see if the airport in the western suburbs of Mumbai could be used in case the city's main airport is attacked, defence sources said.

    In pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai on March 24, 2015.

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    They said the massive transport plane, used to carry troops and supplies, stood at Juhu for 10 minutes before flying out.

    In pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

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    Hercules can land on much shorter lengths


    Most aircraft of this size require a runway with conventional dimensions of a fully functional airport, but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways.

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    n pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

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    The Hercules C130J has earlier, in August 2013, landed at the runway at Daulat Baig Oldie in Ladakh, one of the highest and most inhospitable runways in the world.

    In pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

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    The last time a fixed-wing aircraft, a Japanese airliner, had landed on the Juhu strip in 1972.

    In pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft lands on a short runway at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

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    Tactical transport aircraft - Military exercise: Cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands on tiny runway | The Economic Times

    In pic: IAF's Hercules C-130J, prepares to land at the Juhu strip.
     
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