C-130J Super Hercules of Indian Air Force crashes near Gwalior

Devendra Kulkarni

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In a tragic incident, Indian Air Force's new C-130J Super Hercules transport plane - configured for special operations and airborne assault - on Friday crashed near Gwalior, killing all five crew members, including four officers.

The incident is shocking since the plane, known as the safest
aircraft, has capabilities of landing and taking off even in improvised or short airfields, and without lights.

The aircraft was recently landed on the Daulat Beg Oldie air field near China border and have helped in boosting IAF's capability to airlift troops closer to the borders in times of emergency.