IAF’s C-130 Hercules sets longest record of longest non-stop flight

Updated On : 19 Nov , 2017 , 08:15 PM
IAF’s C-130 Hercules sets longest record of longest non-stop flight (File Photo)
IAF’s C-130 Hercules sets longest record of longest non-stop flight (File Photo)
New Delhi:

The Indian Air Forces’ C-130J Hercules plane has set a record of having the longest flight onboard. The IAF announced the development on its Twitter development.

Indian Air Force on its Twitter handle wrote, “LONGEST FLIGHT -A Gruelling 13Hrs31Min non-Stop flight by #C130J crew is not only an #IAF record but also a feat by C130's Globally. The team got airborne at  FirstLight on 18Nov2011 & landed only at 06:31PM.This required great Courage, Skill & Strength on part of the #TeamIAF.”

IAF’s Hercules is Lockheed Martin’s four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The plane is an update of C-130J with flight deck, new engines and other hi-tech systems. The plane can takeoffs and landing from unprepared runways, It is largely used as gunship during aerial assaults, search and rescue mission.

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India has six Hercules aircrafts. The aircrafts were brought from United States at the cost of Rs 6000 crore in 2010.

First Published : Sunday, November 19, 2017 08:07 PM
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