Hercules to fly over Cornwall Canada Day

A Hercules CC-130J, similar to this one shown, will fly over Cornwall, Ont. July 1, 2015 to mark Canada Day festivities. (Photo/DND)

CORNWALL – A Hercules aircraft will be buzzing over Lamoureux Park in Cornwall to mark this year’s Canada Day festivities.

MP Guy Lauzon said Monday the Department of National Defence Hercules CC-130J will pass over the city just after noon on Wednesday in a “unique addition” to July 1 activities.

The four-engine, fixed-wing turboprop will then head to Ottawa for events there.

The plane, which can carry 92 combat troops or 128 passengers, is used in a wide range of Canadian missions.

The Hercules is scheduled to fly over at approximately 12:10 p.m. but it’s also dependent on the weather.

In previous years the Snowbirds have done a flyby of Cornwall during Canada Day. However, this year they are in an air show Tuesday afternoon in Gatineau, Que.

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