Two Y-20 large transport aircraft dispatched by the Chinese air force prepare to deliver disaster-relief supplies donated by the Chinese government to Nepal on November 8.
BEIJING, Nov. 9 -- After a strong earthquake struck western Nepal and caused a large number of people and property losses, two Y-20 large transport aircraft attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force were dispatched to transport emergency humanitarian relief supplies to Nepal on the morning of November 8.
The Y-20s took off from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 8 am on Wednesday, with a total of 50 tons of urgently needed cotton tents, blankets and other humanitarian relief supplies for earthquake rescue and disaster relief, which were donated by the Chinese government.
Faced with the test of unfamiliar terrain and complex plateau environment, the crew members made full preparations and got a safe landing at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal at 11:40 am on Nov. 8, Beijing time.
It is learnt that the Y-20 transport planes had flown to Afghanistan to transport disaster-relief supplies in October this year.