With the current hurricane emergency in Acapulco, the city is basically isolated. The airport is closed due to the runways being flooded and the electrical infrastructure being damaged. The main highway between Acapulco and Mexico City is also blocked by landslides.
I read in the paper yesterday that of two planes sent to Acapulco by the Navy, one with rations and one with a water potabilization machine, one of them landed at night, with no lights and flooded runways into ACA.
I have a few questions to the nice folks in this forum
1. Is this possible or is it the newspapers exaggerating?
2. Is there a Navigational aid on military planes (I guess it was either a C-130 or a CN-235) that would allow this?
3. How common is it?
The other plane had to land at a military base 15 miles from ACA.
1. So did the first plane exhibited extreme prowess by the crew and the other was not so expertly flown and decided to land at the base or it was supposed to happen this way? I realize nobody here can provide an answer without knowing the Navy´s plans, I am asking more in terms of this happened because one plane or crew was able to pull it and the other not.
In any case, congrats to the Navy both crews have displayed remarkable airmanship.
Thanks in advance.