Troops Team Up to Pull Hercules Aircraft

17 Wing Winnipeg Plane Pull
Members of 17 Wing Winnipeg pull a CC-130 Hercules on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
17 Wing Winnipeg Plane Pull
Military members at 17 Wing Winnipeg pull a Hercules aircraft and fire truck on Thursday in an annual competition. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Military members with 17 Wing Winnipeg put their backs into it on Thursday in the annual plane pull competition.

Teams worked their hardest to pull an 80,000-pound Hercules CC-130 aircraft 50 feet in the least amount of time.

The annual event also included a fire truck pull and was a qualifier for the United Way’s plane pull on September 20 at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus.

— Staff