Training exercise has C-130 flying low in Evansville

If you've noticed a low-flying airplane around Evansville you're not alone.

Air traffic manager Rick Polete tells 14 News that C-130 pilots are training at the Evansville Regional Airport.

The pilots spent hours Monday working on their approaches.

The method is commonly known as a "touch and go" training maneuver, because pilots take off quickly after landing.

The training exercises don't happen often according to Polete.

We received calls and e-mails asking if the C-130 training was allowed at EVV because of the 1992 C-130 crash. Sixteen people were killed, 20 injured when a C-130 crashed during a training exercise.

Polete tells us there are no restrictions on C-130 training at EVV.

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