U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

By Duc Dong, Hong Phuc   May 22, 2016 | 10:02 am GMT+7
U.S. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which transports equipment needed for Obama's visit, on May 21 afternoon landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) in heavy rain.
U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

The heavy military transport aircraft landed at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday.

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

The heavy rain delayed the unloading of equipment from the C-17 for a while.

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlift aircraft is a high-wing, four-engine, T-tailed military transport vehicle capable of carrying payloads up to nearly 78 tons.

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

Equipment from the aircraft was unloaded after the heavy rain. C-17 has an international range and the ability to land on small airfields. 

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

Two special vehicles unloading the aircraft

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

These special vehicles are about tens of meters long.

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

The two vehicles were parked at a corner of the airport

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

Previously, several U.S. heavy transport aircrafts had landed Noi Bai International Airport.

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

A local resident is using a binocular to watch the aircraft, which is regarded as the backbone of the U.S. military transport.

 

 

 
 
go to top