Operation Nepal Assist

28 Apr 2015

Following a devastating earthquake on April 25th 2015, the Australian Defence Force delivered over 13 tonnes of Australian Aid to Nepal and evacuated 106 Australian and other foreign nationals to Thailand.

Using two RAAF C-17A Globemaster III strategic airlift aircraft, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-supplied aid was flown into Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Civilian evacuees then boarded the aircraft and were flown out to Bangkok.

The C-17s also carried into Kathmandu five Defence personnel who were then integrated into the staff of the Australian Embassy to assist with the Australian Government response to the disaster.

Related aircraft

  • Globemaster