Indonesian C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Delivering Gaza Aid Touches Down in Jordan

Indonesian C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Delivering Gaza Aid Touches Down in Jordan

Jakarta, The Gulf Observer: The Indonesian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, designated A-1340, successfully transported vital equipment for the distribution of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. The aircraft arrived at the Amman International Airport in Jordan on Sunday, March 31.

Major General Nugraha Gumilar, Head of the Information Center of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), confirmed the arrival of the Indonesian aircraft in Amman. The transported equipment, comprising 900 personnel parachutes and 50 cargo parachutes, was promptly unloaded and handed over to the relevant authorities tasked with executing the aerial delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

In a ceremonial handover at the airport, Colonel Noto Casnoto, leading the Super Hercules transport team, officially transferred the parachutes to the Jordanian authority. The event was attended by Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Ade Padmo Sarwono and Indonesian Defense Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo, Colonel Aria S.

The plan involves utilizing the parachutes by the Jordanian Air Forces to distribute essential supplies such as food, mineral water, and medicines, which were generously donated by the Indonesian people. This method is crucial due to the severe restrictions on road access to Gaza caused by Israeli aggression.

Earlier on March 29, the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft embarked on its inaugural mission from Jakarta to Amman to facilitate the distribution of Indonesian humanitarian assistance to Gaza. TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto bid farewell to the aircraft and its 27 personnel at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base.

Colonel Casnoto leads a diverse team of 15 Super Hercules crew members, two elite air force officers, four supply and maintenance soldiers, two documentation soldiers, one officer from the Defense Ministry, one diplomat, and one intelligence soldier during this mission.

The aircraft’s route from Jakarta to Amman included stops in Aceh, Yangon, New Delhi, and Abu Dhabi. Following its mission in Amman, the C-130J Super Hercules is scheduled to return to Jakarta within a week, retracing the same route.

This humanitarian mission underscores Indonesia’s commitment to extending support to those in need, particularly in conflict-affected regions, and reinforces the nation’s dedication to global peace and stability.