Tuesday June 9th at Shannon
Early morning, Tuesday June 9th at Shannon ...
At least three US war planes at the airport. At about 10.15 two US Air Force Hercules C130J arrived, flying in convoy from Ramstein US Air Base in Germany. There registration numbers were 11-5725 and 11-5727.
11-5727 was coming from Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq. 11-5725 was on its way from Kuwait.
At while earlier an Omni Air troop carrier N468AX arrived from Baltimore, Washington at 6.39am using US military callsign CMB519. It took off again at 8.44am heading towards the Middle East.
Meanwhile the Shannon Airport website showed just one civilian departure flight, a Federal Express cargo plane. And there was one cancelled Malta Air arrival and departure.
The Shannon Airport website never shows flights connected with the US military of course. That is not something they want to promote, or even discuss. We've tried - they don't answer our letters and emails.