Globemaster takes cargo to Dafur

TWO US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III crews are to deliver equipment for the United Nations and the African Union to western Sudan.

Multi-national humanitarian and peacekeeping relief effort in Darfur will receive 75 tons of equipment, which will include water and fuel trucks and other heavy equipment.

The big C-17 Globemaster III is known for its ability to land on short runways or dirt landing strips.

“This plane is pretty phenomenal,” said Major Mendez Rivera, a 301st Airlift Squadron pilot on the Darfur mission. “It can land on 3,500 feet of runway and it’s built to take it.”

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