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Circling large aircraft on training mission

Canadian Forces were flying a version of this Lockheed C-130 Hercules over Penticton yesterday as part of a search and rescue training exercise.
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November 28, 2013 - 1:04 PM

PENTICTON - The large and unmarked aircraft above Penticton yesterday was a military plane but it wasn't from the National Security Agency. It was a Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules on a training mission, according to a NAV Canada official.

The four-propellor aircraft flew in tight circles and anybody who wasn't strapped in must have had a wild ride. Its wings went from level to vertical in a matter of a few seconds repeatedly.

The NAV Canada official said the aircraft and its crew were practicing their search and rescue mountain techniques which included the dropping of packages at the airport. The Kelowna International Airport was also used as a training ground.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, send tweets to @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict.

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