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IAF planes head for cyclone-ravaged Myanmar

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: IAF planes head for cyclone-ravaged Myanmar Reply with quote

IAF planes head for cyclone-ravaged Myanmar

New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Two Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft left for cyclone-ravaged Myanmar on Wednesday, carrying about eight tons of relief material.

Out of these two aircraft, one AN-32 belonging to the Para Training School, Agra is carrying four tons of tentage material from Kanpur to Yangoon. Wing Commander H Goswami would the Captain of this mission.

The other AN-32 aircraft is carrying approximately four tons of medicines and tents. Wing Commander Jay Mitra would be the Captain of this mission.

Both the AN-32s left for Myanmar capital Yangon at 5.am. this morning, and would be refuelling at Kolkata.

The aircraft are expected to reach their destination by the afternoon. (ANI)


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why that An32? Why not the IL76?
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sreenath_y wrote:
Why that An32? Why not the IL76?


I think that Yangon International Airport cannot handle an aircraft that size. They don't get anything bigger than an A320 out there.

But they do have a second airport Yangon-Mingaladon, which can handle bigger planes. Don't know if that is still operational

Anyway, kudos to the IAF for helping a poor neighbour in times of need!
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sreenath_y wrote:
Why that An32? Why not the IL76?


Possibility could be runway restrictions considering the damage.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good move from the IAF! We salute you!

Any idea how much cargo an AN32 can carry? and whats their range?

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Range - 2500 kms
Capacity - appx 10 tonnes of cargo.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx for the info Shivendra!

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