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Toinou
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C-17 in GVA today

Thu May 06, 2021 4:22 pm

Today, around 8h30am, I saw an unusual plane landing in GVA.
According to FR24, it was an USAF C-17.

Does anyone know why it was here ?
 
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Re: C-17 in GVA today

Thu May 06, 2021 6:39 pm

Maybe it's a support plane for SecState Blinken, who currently is in Ukraine.

Maybe CERN got a new expensive part for their science dungeon.
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Re: C-17 in GVA today

Fri May 07, 2021 8:25 am

I'm not sure where it was coming from (was working at that moment) but I guess it was from Germany.
 
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Re: C-17 in GVA today

Fri May 07, 2021 3:25 pm

One of the last times a C-17 flew to Geneva was when US SecState John Kerry went bicycling in France between US-Iran talks. He broke a leg, and was helicoptered to the Geneva University Hospital, and a day later to the airport where a C-17 from Ramstein picked him up.

Using a plane from Ramstein would be the fastest way of sending US VIPs back to the United States.
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