Porkies reported on Richmond RAAF

The Daily Telegrapher reported this morning a Boeing C-17 Globemaster aborted landing at Richmond RAAF yesterday after four attempts. 

The article stated that the aircraft struggled to land due to the windy conditions that the Hawkesbury experienced late in the afternoon. 

A spokesperson from the Richmond RAAF told the Gazette this morning that the report was false. 

"Air Force can confirm that a C-17A Globemaster III conducted three deliberate missed approaches to Runway 28 at RAAF Base Richmond as part of routine training for No. 36 Squadron," the spokesperson said. 

"Contrary to recent media reports, the C-17A was not unable to land at RAAF Base Richmond due to the windy conditions on the day. 

"The purpose of this training is to ensure pilot proficiency in flying the C-17A across a number of regimes, including landing approaches," he said. 

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