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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft experienced a technical issue on 1st March afternoon, leading to a controlled emergency landing. The aircraft took off at 2:30 PM and encountered a landing gear related glitch shortly after its departure. As a precautionary measure, the crew declared an emergency.

Due to the significant fuel load onboard, the pilots opted to conduct holding patterns above the city to burn off excess fuel, ensuring a safe landing weight for the aircraft. This procedure is standard practice in such situations to minimize risk.

The aircraft successfully landed at [location] without any further complications. All personnel on board are safe.

The IAF is currently investigating the nature of the technical glitch and will take necessary steps to prevent similar occurrences in the future.