Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training

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The European Air Transport Command organized the first Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training (MART) event at France's Bricy air base in Orleans on 20-25 May 2012.

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Ground crews from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the U.K. practiced recovering immobilised aircraft, three retired French air force C-160s. After a first day of familiarization, teams took turns practicing scenarios for an aircraft landing without deploying its nosewheel, getting stuck in the mud, and after a belly landing. Their task was made more difficult by heavy rain before the event.

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