Monday, July 11, 2022

The elegant whale is here! Airbus Beluga cargo plane lands at Chennai airport for first time

Chennai: A giant Airbus Beluga cargo plane (A300-608ST) made a brief stopover at Chennai airport on Monday for refuelling. This is the first time that the aircraft is touching down at the airport.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) tweeted that "The elegant whale is here and with such awesomeness! The mighty #Beluga No.2 (A300-608ST) landed at Chennai airport for the first time, today. The cargo transporter is a rare visitor in this part of the world and a marvel to behold."

The aircraft, which is not carrying cargo, is on its way to Thailand, said an AAI official. Known as super transporter, the aircraft is a version of wide body A300-600 aircraft of the Airbus and is usually used to carry aircraft or machine parts and huge cargo.

11/07/22 V Ayyappan/Times of India

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