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IAF uses C-130J in Uttarakhand relief mission

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 23:55

Ghaziabad: The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed its recently inducted C-130J Super Hercules medium-lift transport aircraft to fly out 244 people stranded in Uttarakhand after last week`s devastating floods in three trips Saturday, officials said.
In the first trip, an aircraft brought back 40 people from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun to the Hindon air base here. Of the 40, 11 were stranded people hailing from Delhi and adjoining areas while the remainining 29 were personnel of the National Disaster Management Authority and doctors.
The second consignment brought back 114 stranded people, and the third, a further 90.

All the facilities to all the evacuated people including food and water and transportation to the destination were provided. Their health was also checked, said Superintendent of Police (City) Shiv Shankar Yadav.


First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 23:55

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