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Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?  
User currently offlineEgghead From United States of America, joined May 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Click on the following link, go to page # 5 and scroll down to the third row. Look at image # 55912140, 55912135 and 55912112.


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User currently offlineFLLDTW744 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

From looking at the picture it appears as if the mountain in the background throws the picture off making it look like the wingtip is touching the ground...but then again, what do I know?  Smile

Jason  Wink

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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

No I suspect that the plane is coming up from a valley and will drop parcels as near to the refugees as possible. The runway will end at the level ground and the ground below drops away. I have not heard of any aircraft losses. It is a tragic situation there. Sad

User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

The runway slopes down at the end their, so they are no where near the RWY. That C-130 is going to drop packages on the RWY so the people at the side can collect them.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Page 6, Row 5 for me.
Try this link:

Photos of C130 in Pakistan Earthquake Zone

AFP watermark prevents getting a good look, but from what I can tell, it's not touching.

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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1450 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1983 times:

The ground curves away so it's probably not too close to the ground at all (well by military standards anyway  Wink ) and also you've got the heat shimmer that makes it look closer.

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