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First fixed-wing aircraft since quake lands at Sendai Airport

Posted 3/16/2011   Updated 3/16/2011 Email story   Print story


3/16/2011 - A U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II lands here March 16. This is the first fixed-wing aircraft to land at the airport since an earthquake and tsunami crippled much of the Japanese eastern seaboard March 11. A team of combat controllers from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, along with Japanese emergency management organizations, cleared a section of the runway and re-established the control tower to direct flights in and out of the airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

3/16/2011 12:01:13 PM ET
Thank you for deploy two C-130 to Sendai Airport without using not groomed runwayMany survivors in Fukushima and Kesennuma are waiting for food and fuels.
Toru Sato, Itabashi Tokyo JAPAN
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