Part of the Chad Air Force is destroyed by a powerful hurricane

The strongest hurricane wind disrupted most of the aircraft and helicopters of Chad Air Force, based at the airport of the country’s capital city of N’Djamena. The disaster struck the city last Saturday, July 1.

As local media report, many cars are not subject to recovery. Among other things, three injured aircrafts in N’Djamena, France’s air force, C-135FR tanker and two CN-235 transport aircraft, were easily damaged. The exact number of damaged aircraft is not reported.

The air harbor itself was seriously damaged: some of the structures, hangars and shelters for aircraft equipment were destroyed, lighting and communication masts were dropped.

According to the information provided by the military blog bmpd, the Chadian Air Force at the beginning of July included one MiG-29 fighter, six Su-25 attack aircraft and two Su-25UB, four Pilatus PC-9 training pilots, two Pilatus RC- 7 and one SIAI Marchetti SF.260WL, five transport aircraft – two Leonardo C-27J and three An-26s and up to 17 helicopters – three Mi-24V, two Mi-17, four Mi-171, six Eurocopter AS550C2 and two Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette III. MiG-29, Su-25 and An-26 and Mi-24V and Mi-17 helicopters were piloted and serviced by Ukrainian crews.

Another five aircraft were part of the governmental air squadron – Boeing BBJ, Douglas DC-9-87, Lockheed C-130H-30, Gulfstream II and Pilatus PC-12.

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