A 76,000-pound Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” took to the air Thursday morning at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, but the plane can’t fly.
A massive crane was used to raise the decommissioned C-130 from its pedestal at Heritage Park on JBER.
“It’s the only one of its size and kind in the state,” said Alaska Crane operations manager Luke Hough. “This was easy lifting. We still have about 100,000 pounds of counter weight we did not put on.”
For Tech Sgt. Brandon Litton, the event was the result of a lot of planning.