On Jan. 6, the 838th Transportation Battalion, Azores Detachment, brought their forklift down from the port in Praia to the flight line to help support Air France maintainers move a new engine, weighing 22,000 pounds, for a downed Air France 777, which diverted to Lajes Field Jan 4. Airmen from Lajes Field and members of the 838th Transportation Battalion were asked to provide support because local commercial airlines here only have lift equipment that can handle up to 15,000 pounds, did not have the capability to support Air France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Guido Melo)

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