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RAAF completes South Sudan airlift assistance

written by WOFA | January 14, 2014
Cargo being loaded onto a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules on mission to South Sudan from Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.
Cargo being loaded onto a RAAF C-130J at Al Minhad Air Base bound for South Sudan.

The RAAF has completed its last airlift flight in support of United Nations relief efforts in South Sudan.

A January 12 C-130J flight was the last of the RAAF’s eight C-17 and two C-130J flights that delivered approximately 200 tonnes of equipment to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan since January 3.

“Our first C-17 left Australia on Boxing Day and completed its first mission on 3 January. Overall, the C-17s carried out eight flights from Brindisi, Italy and Djibouti to deliver more than 175 tonnes of equipment,” said Director General of Air and Space Operations, Air Commodore Gavin Turnbull.

“The C-130J Hercules aircraft carried out two flights into Juba via Monrovia in Liberia and Yaounde in Cameroon, carrying United Nations personnel and equipment for the United Nations. The first Hercules flight arrived in Juba on 11 January carrying six Nepalese police officers and cargo and the second flight arrived on 12 January with United Nations cargo to support peacekeeping operations.”


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