India - Air Force Lockheed CC-130J Hercules -
Image ID: 539233
Operator: India - Air Force - -
Aircraft: Lockheed - CC-130J Hercules
Airport: India - Juhu Aerodrome (VAJJ)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2015-3-24 by Rohit Pitale Aviation Photography [Contact]
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(25.3.2015, 11:38 CET)
Worst case scenario if terrorists take over Mumbai airport. IAF's Lockheed C-130J Hercules lands at Juhu as part of a terror preparedness exercise. The aim is to check if a C-130J, whose main purpose is to carry troops, can land in the short Juhu strip if Mumbai's main airport comes under attack. The last time a big plane landed in Juhu was in 1972 when a japanese commercial liner accidentally touched down and overran the runway. The runway length of Juhu airport is 3750 feet, very short compared to Mumbai Airports main runway. Indian Air Force successfully completed the drill by making landing and departure from short runway at Juhu airport.