PALU, Sulawesi, Indonesia Oct 10 (NNNBernama) The A400 aircraft belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force successfully transported a 22tonne excavator today, which would be used in carrying out humanitarian work in Central Sulawesi, the Indonesian province is that is suffering from an earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Commanding Officer of RMAF’s 22nd Squadron Lieutenant Colonel Baharin Mohamad, who is also is also the pilot of the giant plane, said the excavator was the heaviest machinery ever to be flown in the aircraft.
“The plane landed safely at SIS AlJufri Mutiara Airport at around 4.50 pm local time despite the weather being quite windy and cloudy,” he told the Malaysian media here yesterday.
The heaviest load that the A400M aircraft had previously carried was only a 12tonne oil tanker besides food supplies, he said
Humanitarian efforts for the quake and tsunami disaster areas in Palu and Donggala began on Oct 4 and the A400M aircraft is being used for relief assistance together with the Malaysian Navy’s C130H aircraft based in Labuan.
Source: NAM News Network