150th anniversary: Hercules touches down

The huge RNZAF Hercules aircraft was the largest aircraft to touch down at Nausori Airport in 1965. It arrived with freight for the RNZAF base at Laucala Bay. Picture: FILE

ON June 26, 1965, a 69-tonne RNZAF Hercules aircraft touched down at Nausori Airport. It was until that period the largest aircraft to land at Nausori. Special permission had to be obtained from the Controller of Transport, George Smith, for the plane to land and he was at the airport to watch it arrive with […]

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